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 for fury
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fury \Fu"ry\, n.; pl. Furies. [L. furia, fr. furere to rage:
     cf. F. furie. Cf. Furor.]
     1. Violent or extreme excitement; overmastering agitation or
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              Her wit began to be with a divine fury inspired.
                                                    --Sir P.
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     2. Violent anger; extreme wrath; rage; -- sometimes applied
        to inanimate things, as the wind or storms; impetuosity;
        violence. "Fury of the wind." --Shak.
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              I do oppose my patience to his fury.  --Shak.
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     3. pl. (Greek Myth.) The avenging deities, Tisiphone, Alecto,
        and Meg[ae]ra; the Erinyes or Eumenides.
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              The Furies, they said, are attendants on justice,
              and if the sun in heaven should transgress his path
              would punish him.                     --Emerson.
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     4. One of the Parc[ae], or Fates, esp. Atropos. [R.]
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              Comes the blind Fury with the abhorred shears,
              And slits the thin-spun life.         --Milton.
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     5. A stormy, turbulent violent woman; a hag; a vixen; a
        virago; a termagant.
     Syn: Anger; indignation; resentment; wrath; ire; rage;
          vehemence; violence; fierceness; turbulence; madness;
          frenzy. See Anger.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fury \Fu"ry\, n. [L. fur.]
     A thief. [Obs.]
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           Have an eye to your plate, for there be furies. --J.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman
           scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury,
           rage, madness]
      2: state of violent mental agitation [syn: craze, delirium,
         frenzy, fury, hysteria]
      3: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's
         violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness,
         fury, vehemence, violence, wildness]
      4: (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters
         (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
         [syn: Fury, Eumenides, Erinyes]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  196 Moby Thesaurus words for "fury":
     Alecto, Jezebel, Mafioso, Megaera, Nemesis, Tartar, Tisiphone,
     Young Turk, abandon, acerbity, acrimony, agitation, amok, anger,
     ardency, ardor, asperity, attack, battle-ax, bear, beast, beldam,
     berserk, berserker, bitch, bitch-kitty, bluster, bomber, brawl,
     broil, brouhaha, brute, burning rage, cacophony, cat, chaos,
     choler, common scold, commotion, convulsion, crank, craze,
     crosspatch, delirium, demon, devil, disturbance, dragon,
     ebullition, ecstasy, embroilment, excitement, fanaticism, feist,
     ferment, ferocity, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fever, fiend,
     fierceness, fire, fire and fury, fire-eater, firebrand, fishwife,
     fit, flap, fomentation, foofaraw, frenzy, fume, furious rage,
     furor, furore, fuss, goon, gorilla, grimalkin, grizzly bear,
     grouch, gunsel, gusto, hag, hardnose, heart, heartiness, heat,
     hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhag, hellhound, hellion, holy terror,
     hood, hoodlum, hothead, hotspur, hubbub, hysteria, impassionedness,
     impetuosity, incendiary, indignation, infatuation, intoxication,
     ire, killer, liveliness, mad, mad dog, madcap, madness, mania,
     monster, mugger, murderous insanity, orgasm, orgy,
     overambitiousness, overanxiety, overanxiousness, overeagerness,
     overenthusiasm, overzealousness, pandemonium, paroxysm, passion,
     passionateness, psychokinesia, racket, rage, rancor, rapist,
     rapture, ravishment, relish, revolutionary, row, ruckus, rumpus,
     savage, savagery, savor, scold, seizure, she-devil, she-wolf,
     shrew, siren, sorehead, soul, spasm, spirit, spitfire, storminess,
     tearing passion, tempestuousness, termagant, terror, terrorist,
     the Erinyes, the Eumenides, the Furies, tiger, tigress, tough,
     tough guy, towering rage, transport, tumult, tumultuousness,
     turbulence, turmoil, ugly customer, uproar, upset, vehemence,
     verve, violence, violent, virago, vixen, warmth, warmth of feeling,
     wild beast, wildcat, wildness, witch, wolf, wrath, zeal, zealotism,
     zealotry, zealousness

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     as attributed to God, is a figurative expression for dispensing
     afflictive judgments (Lev. 26:28; Job 20:23; Isa. 63:3; Jer.
     4:4; Ezek. 5:13; Dan. 9:16; Zech. 8:2).

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