Violent

Definition of Violent

Vi´o`lent
a.1.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.
- Shak.
A violent cross wind from either coast.
- Milton.
2.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.
- Milton.
Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life.
- Shak.
3.Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.
These violent delights have violent ends.
- Shak.
No violent state can be perpetual.
- T. Burnet.
Ease would recant
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
- Milton.
Violent presumption
(Law) presumption of a fact that arises from proof of circumstances which necessarily attend such facts.
Violent profits
(Scots Law) rents or profits of an estate obtained by a tenant wrongfully holding over after warning. They are recoverable in a process of removing.
n.1.An assailant.
v. t.1.To urge with violence.
v. i.1.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.
- Shak.

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