savage (adj.) Old form(s): sauage
fierce, ferocious, wild
3H6 I.i.224[Queen to King, of York] that savage Duke
AC III.xiii.128[Antony to Cleopatra, wishing he could outroar cattle] For I have savage cause [i.e. a reason to run wild as beasts]
AYL II.vi.6[Orlando to Adam] If this uncouth forest yield anything savage, I will either be food for it or bring it for food to thee
MV V.i.78[Lorenzo to Jessica, of untamed colts] Their savage eyes turned to a modest gaze / By the sweet power of music
WT III.iii.55[Antigonus alone, of an animal noise] A savage clamour!
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