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She was attacked by a pack of feral dogs.
  previously domesticated, but now living in the wild
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feral ferine
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  • She was attacked by a pack of feral dogs.
  • Like Kayla, she had at least half a dozen piercings in each ear, highlighted with a couple of miniature skulls that dangled from her earlobes, and her dark eye shadow and eyeliner gave her an almost feral appearance.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • "I was about to say the same thing to you," he replied with a feral smile.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • It sounded raw, almost feral.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian

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  • was common to that country where feral cattle the color of candle-wax come up out of the arroyos to feed at night like alien principals.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • When she held out her arm, offering it to Elliott, I pressed against the rough bark of the tree, forcing myself to stay still and hidden as he fell to his knees before her and, while he made feral grunts and moans, began to suck Neferet’s blood.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • She smiled suddenly; it was feral and mean, and any resemblance she might have had to Neferet ended.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Its voice was too deep and feral to be human.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • His rage lends him a lion’s strength, and for a second he is every inch our mother, honey hair glowing, eyes blazing, mouth twisted in a feral snarl.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I was not a totally ignorant feral recluse.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • Janson kicked out, flailed his arms, but Thomas held on with feral rage, clutching, leaning forward with all his weight to crush as he constricted his hands tighter and tighter.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • I need to be ambushed, caught unawares, like some sort of feral love-jackal.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • It was a terrible howl, feral and vicious.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The feral pig is considered a "pest animal," and as such is not subject to protections afforded, say, a deer, or a person.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Once I shot over the heads of a pack of feral dogs that had gotten a little too interested in my campsite.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • A feral look of guilt and recognition.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • So it wasn’t a huge surprise when the police concluded that a pack of feral dogs had killed my grandfather.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The demon looked worn and feral.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • His eyes seemed especially bright, almost feral.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But not more sense than a gang of feral children attacking them.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The long lashes that made her look so innocent when she was sleeping in the infirmary tent now lent a feral gleam to her enormous blue eyes.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I decided Meg must be a feral demigod.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "That was with a pickax," she said, her smile growing feral.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Cheddar was not a feral cat.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • I want nothing to do with these boys, who seem as feral as a pack of dogs.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • But Frau Elena watches the boys with wary eyes: not so long ago they were feral toddlers skulking in their cots and crying for their mothers.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • But after a while she relaxes around me again, stops looking at me distrustfully, like I’m some caged-up animal she’s worried will go feral.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Her eyes turn almost feral.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Howling, like a feral cat that’d been caged too long.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Dating a girl whose mom was the goddess of love . well, Jason was always afraid he’d do something unromantic, and Piper’s mom would frown down from Mount Olympus and change him into a feral hog.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I don’t miss the feral flash of teeth.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • But it came again, and again, leaping, snapping, its eyes feral and horribly human.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • Jem made a feral noise in his throat.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • One minute more, and the feral roars of rage were again bursting from the crowd.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The Quack was especially feral.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • No, Maureen’s behavior has all the hallmarks of a vampire gone feral.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Suddenly there was something feral behind his eyes, something vicious and cold.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The exhortation stopped, and only the feral howling came from the tent, and with it a thudding sound on the earth.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • His upper lip pulled back in a feral smile, revealing teeth filed to points.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He was hungry, and his meager diet had pared his body down to a feral scrawn of gristle and bone, but he seemed to be in reasonably good health.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • There is no doubt in my mind that feral giraffes and feral hippos have been living in Tokyo for generations without being seen by a soul.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • His body was emaciated, slimy, and black, and his head was that of a feral beast.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Her nails had grown, too, and her eyes held a feral, greenish gleam.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • His voice seethed with a feral intensity.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The faces that had seemed so lovely to her were still lovely, yet behind them lurked something vulpine, almost feral.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • It might once have been beautiful, but I was more inclined to think it had always been feral.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • The feral snarl, coming from my own mouth, was so unexpected that it brought me up short.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • When the doors burst open, Bezu Fache entered like a bull into a ring, his feral eyes scanning, finding his target—Leigh Teabing—helpless on the floor.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • It blotted out thought and reason, leaving only a feral animal that screamed for release.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London Chapter I. Into the Primitive "Old longings nomadic leap, Chafing at custom’s chain; Again from its brumal sleep Wakens the ferine strain."
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
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Associated words [difficulty]:   feral [2] , domesticated [4] , domestic animal [7]
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