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something fierce

To a huge, excessive, or overwhelming degree or extent; very intensely. Primarily heard in US. Even though they're both in their '80s, my grandparents still love each other something fierce. I don't know what it is doc, but something is making my arm hurt something fierce.
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something fierce

to a great and almost overwhelming extent; intensely or furiously. North American informal
1986 Monica Hughes Blaine's Way Maud had trapped my right arm against the chair and it was getting pins and needles something fierce.
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something ˈfierce

(American English, spoken) very much; more than usual: I sure do miss you something fierce!
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fierce

mod. really good. This is some fierce coffee!
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It burnt fiercely. The door was red-hot, and the gap wider.
424-442) Then the stout hearted son of Zeus let him be, and himself watched for the onset of manslaying Ares: fiercely he stared, like a lion who has come upon a body and full eagerly rips the hide with his strong claws and takes away the sweet life with all speed: his dark heart is filled with rage and his eyes glare fiercely, while he tears up the earth with his paws and lashes his flanks and shoulders with his tail so that no one dares to face him and go near to give battle.
With this the son of Peleus dashed his gold-bestudded sceptre on the ground and took his seat, while the son of Atreus was beginning fiercely from his place upon the other side.
This modest but fascinating selection of letters on loan from the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the maverick Los Angeles Wunderkammer that David Wilson has stocked with a wild assortment of collections and artifacts where fact and imagination overlap, presents a period snapshot of the idiosyncratic, often plainly irrational but always fiercely propounded ideas that swirl in the wake of widely disseminated "official" scientific findings.
Later, reassured of their paternity, the fish grew fiercely protective, Neff reports in the April 17 Nature.
Jacob Cullen, the unforgettable narrator in Maria McCann's riveting, fiercely intelligent, and brutal first novel, is a strapping mercenary soldier in 17th-century England's civil war.
Watkins, formerly of Hillside Avenue, Caerphilly, who was driving the van, then accelerated ``hard and fiercely'' straight at Mr Weaver in a bid to escape.
This summer the pages of BIBR proudly offer a window into work pouring from a wide range of publishers from the historically mainstream to the fiercely independent--enough to keep me reading all summer--and with the new voices scattered throughout this issue, I've got an eager ear to the ground for what's coming up next.
Montreal--Suffering from the effects of its high abortion rate and mass sterilization rate, the Quebec government has become desperate to increase the birth rate of its citizens who hold on fiercely to their distinct French-language culture.
Deep in the heart of the mountainous Gifu Prefecture in central Japan (west of Tokyo and east of Osaka) is a little settlement which straggles along a fiercely rushing river that has formed a steep-sided valley; the sides are covered with that natural dark green tapestry of bamboo, conifer, and deciduous trees that makes the texture of the Japanese countryside so magical and unforgettable.
ANDERS BORG, the brains behind this week's spectacularly successful Liverpool International tennis tournament, is a fiercely proud Norwegian.
So when the building was recently put up for sale and two fiercely competitive bidders ratcheted the price up to $71 million, the owners were surprised when Anthony Westreich, the president of Monday Properties and whose family owns a roughly 30% stake in the building, came in at the 11th hour and snatched up the property.
I'm going to call the beeping cops." She also is fiercely protective of her son, and obviously loves him very much.
Raised by a fiercely political-minded Quaker grandmother, who never objected to his sexuality, Rustin was a strikingly charismatic figure from the first.
The fiercely fabulous Gillian Murphy danced the cold-blooded Myrta, Queen of the Wilis.