Violence

Definition of Violence

Vi´o`lence
n.1.The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
That seal
You ask with such a violence, the king,
Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me.
- Shak.
All the elements
At least had gone to wrack, disturbed and torn
With the violence of this conflict.
- Milton.
2.Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
Do violence to do man.
- Luke iii. 14.
We can not, without offering violence to all records, divine and human, deny an universal deluge.
- T. Burnet.
Looking down, he saw
The whole earth filled with violence.
- Milton.
3.Ravishment; rape; constupration.
To do violence on
to attack; to murder.
To do violence to
to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.

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