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furor

/fu·ror/ (fu´ror) fury; rage.
furor epilep´ticus  an attack of intense anger occurring in epilepsy.

furor

(fūr′ŏr) [L., rage]
Extremely violent outbursts of anger, often without provocation.

furor femininus

An obsolete term for nymphomania.
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Aquinas divided anger into three types: fel (wrath--anger that is quickly aroused), mania (ill-will--enduring anger) and furor, stating that furor "utrumque importet, et velocitatem ad irascendum et firmitatem propositi ad puniendum" 'may imply both quickness to anger and a firm intention to obtain revenge' (Summa 1a2ae.
The particular furor surrounding the image of Farrakhan and "black anti-Semitism" - and, course, the obligatory denunciation ritual - derives from two deeply ingrained and disturbing premises, as University of Chicago professor Kenneth Warren has noted.
The governing board of the Smithsonian--the suite of federally sponsored museums and research facilities--convened a commission 15 months ago after the institution's secretary, Larry Small, set off a furor by calling for budget cuts and restructuring in the widely dispersed research facilities (SN: 5/12/01, p.
I once said on television that I was guided by the hand of God," he recalled, in a statement that provoked a furor.
In another, Chuck Keil, consul general in Rome, insisted that the furor over the department's visa policies "smacks of the days of Senator Joe McCarthy, when a witch hunt conducted in the name of protecting Americans from the communist menace ruined the careers of Foreign Service Officers who had allegedly lost China to the Reds, or else helped Communist and Communist sympathizers obtain visas to enter the United States.
Recent events like the Enron scandal and the furor over campaign finance are evidence that not much has changed and that politics and wealth inevitably interact and often conflict.
That decision, which might be seen as pushing the envelope of judges' powers to intrude on a citizen's liberty, drew the usual small furor from reproductive rights groups, fathers' rights groups, and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Fortunately, the furor died down and Cooper was left to publish in peace.
The furor over the flesh speaks volumes about the progress of freedom of expression in Chile.
She flirted with art school and music, wisely opted for music, put out an album called Dry, 1992, appeared on the cover of NME with her shirt off, and generally created a furor (of approbation and otherwise).
Indeed, few federal environmental actions have been preceded by more comments, more discussion and more acrimony -- a furor totally out of proportion to the significance of the presence of the wolves themselves.
The same principle applies in Europe, where public furor over a fifty-nine-year-old English woman who gave birth to twins prompted officials in France and Italy to propose legislation forbidding women from using medical technology to become pregnant after menopause.