violent

Definitions

  • Owner of violently palpitating motor car
    Owner of violently palpitating motor car
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj violent characterized by violence or bloodshed "writes of crimson deeds and barbaric days"- Andrea Parke","fann'd by Conquest's crimson wing"- Thomas Gray","convulsed with red rage"- Hudson Strode"
    • adj violent marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid "fierce loyalty","in a tearing rage","vehement dislike","violent passions"
    • adj violent (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud "a violent clash of colors","her dress was a violent red","a violent noise","wild colors","wild shouts"
    • adj violent effected by force or injury rather than natural causes "a violent death"
    • adj violent acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity "a violent attack","a violent person","violent feelings","a violent rage","felt a violent dislike"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Of the 266 men who have been pope, 33 have died violently.
    • Violent Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent attack on the right of free speech. "To bring forth more violent deeds.""Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life."
    • n Violent An assailant.
    • Violent Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as, a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease. "Float upon a wild and violent sea.""A violent cross wind from either coast."
    • Violent Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal. "These violent delights have violent ends.""No violent state can be perpetual.""Ease would recant
      Vows made in pain, as violent and void."
    • v. i Violent To be violent; to act violently. "The grief is fine, full, perfect, that I taste,
      And violenteth in a sense as strong
      As that which causeth it."
    • v. t Violent To urge with violence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the chemical sodium is dropped into water it will immediately and violently explode.
    • violent Characterized by strong and sudden physical force; impetuous; furious.
    • violent Produced, effected, or continued by force; accompanied by extraneous or unnatural force; unnatural.
    • violent Acting or produced by unlawful, unjust, or improper force; characterized by force or violence unlawfully exercised; rough; outrageous; not authorized.
    • violent Vehement mentally, or springing from such vehemence; fierce; passionate; furious.
    • violent In general, intense in any respect; extreme: as, a violent contrast; especially, of pain, acute.
    • violent Compelled; compulsory; not voluntary.
    • violent Poignant, exquisite.
    • n violent One acting with violence.
    • violent To urge with violence.
    • violent To act or work with violence; be violent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eighty percent of Americans will be the victim of violent crime at least once in their lifetime.
    • adj Violent vī′ō-lent acting with physical force or strength: moved by strong feeling: passionate: vehement: outrageous: produced by force: intense: compulsory: unnatural
    • v.i Violent (Shak.) to be violent
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Quotations

  • Thomas B. Macaulay
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    “The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.”
  • Georges Bataille
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    “I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “No violent extreme endures.”
  • John Dryden
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    “So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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    “The hatred of relatives is the most violent.”
  • William Hazlitt
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    “The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. violentus, from vis, strength, force; probably akin to Gr. a muscle, strength

Usage

In literature:

Greig's heart was throbbing violently and his breath came in short gasps.
"The Substitute Prisoner" by Max Marcin
The king saw with regret the violent discontents which prevailed in the nation, and which seemed every day to augment upon him.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
But I have a strong feeling that they'd take me up violently if I gave them a chance.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The end of most of the pirates and a large proportion of the buccaneers was a sudden and violent one, and few of them died in their beds.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Turnus Herdonius, from Aricia, inveighed violently against Tarquin for his absence.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
She wept violently and sobbed.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Some fishermen were violently quarrelling in the fish market on the bank just below the bridge.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Then the violent old woman dragged out the confession of all that had passed with his lordship.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Gaspare trod water, caught him by the legs, and violently assisted him upward.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
How Ishtar came to take on so violent a character is not altogether clear.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
The violent arcing had stopped, and the metal was cooling rapidly.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
It was immediately followed by a burst of violent machine-gun fire from the German trenches.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
Big James had seldom known a violent emotion.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Her heart began to beat violently, and her eyes dropped in confusion.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
At nine years, I was taken with so violent a hemorrhage that they thought I was going to die.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
He was the only apostle who escaped a violent death.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
The pope seemed willing to make one more effort to convince Luther, before he proceeded to more violent courses.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
He was yet to rise higher in the state, and to arouse more violent feelings of hatred and contempt.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
There had been a violent wind during the night, and the track was completely filled up.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
He became violent in his manner, and abusive in his language to the men.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

The violent one
Whose raging demands
Break down peace and shelter
Like a peacock's scream.
"(From) The Invocation to Kali " by May Sarton
As in toil and violent action,
That still help them to forget,
Mortals drown the dark distraction
And insistence of regret.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part IV" by Madison Julius Cawein
'Tis night and now, if forged in wrath
And on destruction's errand sent,
The mountain waves that sweep our path
Could scarcely be more violent;
"Descriptive Voyage From New York To Aspinwall" by James Madison Bell
Nor, Valgius, on the Armenian shores
Do the chain'd waters always freeze;
Not always furious Boreas roars,
Or bends with violent force the trees.
"Horace: Book II. Ode 9" by Samuel Johnson
It was also my violent heart that broke,
falling down the front hall stairs.
It was also a message I never spoke,
calling, riser after riser, who cares
"The Break" by Anne Sexton
No piping now, poor Shepherd.
Men strive with violent hand,
And anger stirs the bland
Blithe heaven that ne'er yet trembled,
Save with great spirits assembled.
"At Evening's Hush" by John Freeman

In news:

Christopher Walken plays Hans, "the non-violent one," in Seven Psychopaths.
US targets violent, central American street gang.
Targets violent Central American street gang.
Today Central America is one of the world's most violent regions.
There's a growing number of Colombian writers—Jorge Franco, Laura Restrepo, Fernando Vallejo among them—chronicling that country's violent drug wars.
Today ruins, amid lush scenery, hint at a violent but highly developed empire.
Strike turns violent in Greece.
The white Ts were to remember those who died as a result of violent acts.
When people think of violent youth crimes, they often picture gang shootings or drug deals gone awry in the big city.
A Violent Struggle in India.
The issue is over the sale of violent video games.
In response to the recent spate of rampage-style mass shootings in schools, workplaces, stores and other public places, The New York Times re-examined 100 such violent incidents that occurred in the United States over the last 50 years.
Blake Shelton shocked fans on Wednesday night with a violent, seemingly anti-gay Tweet.
'Lawless' review: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf sling hooch during the Depression in violent backwater-mob drama.
Experts say violent crime rises with the heat.
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In science:

Such large perturbations are reasonable in the violent environment near the cD galaxy in cooling flow clusters.
Problems in suppressing cooling flows in clusters of galaxies by global heat conduction
Since there are no black rings with j < jmin , we are in one of the situations considered above, where the system must backreact violently.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
A generalized Fokker-Planck equation leading to the FermiDirac statistics has also been introduced by Chavanis et al. (1996) in the context of the violent relaxation of collisionless stellar systems described by the Vlasov equation.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
Similar equations have been proposed in to model the violent relaxation of stellar systems.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
During the collisionless stage, potential oscillations play a key role in violent relaxation.
Gravitational Fugacity as the seed of self-organized violent relaxaton process toward Local Virial relation
In the random transposition walk, the change is more violent: two cycles can merge into one cycle or a single cycle can be broken into two cycles.
Commutation relations and Markov chains
All these clues point to a single violent bipolar explosion that ejected the nebula seen today.
Eta Carinae and Nebulae Around Massive Stars: Similarities to Planetary Nebulae?
The low effective temperature of WOH G64 places it very close to or even beyond the Hayashi limit, which implies that this object may be experiencing unstable, violent mass loss.
Spatially resolved dusty torus toward the red supergiant WOH G64 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Kn¨odlseder, J., von Ballmoos, P., Frontera, F., Bazzano, A., Christensen, F., Hernanz, M., and Wunderer, C., “GRI: focusing on the evolving violent universe,” in [Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy III.
Focusing of gamma-rays with Laue lenses: first results
In addition, this violent feedback combination could contribute to a faster termination of the cold accretion mode in massive halos, especially at low redshift.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
In probability theory heavy tails of the distributions describe rare but violent events which usually have dominant influence on the statistics.
Heavy-tailed random matrices
In these models, the large amount of collisional gas suppresses violent relaxation of the angular momentum in the merger and subsequently conserves the disk structure of these galaxies.
The Edge-On Perspective of Bulgeless, Simple Disk Galaxies
But later, at the epoch of nonlinear perturbations, the matter separated from the expansion and underwent violent evolution.
Dark energy domination in the Virgocentric flow
Its formation was most probably due to complex linear and nonlinear processes (collisions and merging of galaxies and protogalactic units, violent relaxation of the system in its self-gravity field, etc.).
Dark energy domination in the Virgocentric flow
In a few seconds a huge amount of energy between 1051 and 1053 erg is released such that GRBs are the most violent explosions in the Universe.
A method to localize gamma-ray bursts using POLAR
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