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Violence meaning

violence - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
  2. 2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
  3. 3. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.
  4. 4. State of being violent; force; forcible injustice; outrage.

violence - examples of usage

  1. She was surprised by the violence of her desire that he never should think of it again. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Naturally the symptoms vary according to the violence of the attack and to the particular form of disease with which the animal is affected. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. The violence and want of tenderness in the action pleased her, perhaps, being a woman. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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