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Definition previously domesticated, but now living in the wild
  • She was attacked by a pack of feral dogs.
feral = previously domesticated, but now living in the wild
  • Jem made a feral noise in his throat.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • feral = wild
  • It sounded raw, almost feral.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • feral = wild or untamed
  • She smiled suddenly; it was feral and mean, and any resemblance she might have had to Neferet ended.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • feral = previously domesticated, but now wild
  • "I was about to say the same thing to you," he replied with a feral smile.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • feral = untamed or wild
  • 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
  • feral = previously domesticated, but now living in the wild
  • Its voice was too deep and feral to be human.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • feral = wild (typically of an animal previously domesticated)
  • 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
  • feral = previously domesticated, but now living in the wild
  • 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
  • feral = previously domesticated, but now 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
  • 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
  • His voice seethed with a feral intensity.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A feral look of guilt and recognition.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The feral red eyes were dominant — hard to look away from.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Kevin's eyes were feral, his movements jerky.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • Her eyes turn almost feral.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Don't touch me," Shay growled, his eyes feral.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Cheddar was not a feral cat.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • 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 seemed merely to be dull complacency, beside the savagery and feral wit of the Pict.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King

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