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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.
reminds many modern readers of Botticelli's painting of The Calumny of Apelles in which Calumny is shown dragging Apelles by the hair, but the simple fact that Spenser describes a man, Furor, while Botticelli depicts a woman, Calumny, seems to rule out any possibility that these are both representations of the same subject.
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.
If I have to read any more about Christian Reconstructionists gaining inroads, the ridiculous furor over gay marriage or the "under-the-radar" hiring of Religious Right lawyers at the Justice Department, I don't think I can stand it.
Albans Cathedral has once again raised a furor among evangelicals, who want him to resign.
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.
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.
When Danielle Goldey and Meredith Kott shared a kiss at Los Angeles's Dodger Stadium in early August, they could never have imagined the furor they would unleash.
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).