violence


violence
01. There is a great deal of evidence which suggests that [violence] on television can make children more aggressive.
02. The government is taking steps to reduce [violent] behavior in our schools.
03. Jackie was [violently] ill after eating a salad containing raw mushrooms that weren't fresh.
04. A major riot broke out in Brooklyn today. Two people were killed, and a dozen injured in the [violence].
05. Why is it that most [violent] incidents which occur in the home are committed by men?
06. She became [violently] ill after eating a hamburger which was not properly cooked.
07. I don't enjoy watching [violent] movies; they just gross me out.
08. Einstein once said that peace cannot be achieved through [violence], it can only be attained through understanding.
09. There is a Hebrew proverb which states that opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest [violence].
10. Western society has a cultural tradition of approving [violence] in the family setting.
11. There is a Turkish proverb which says that when [violence] comes into the house, law and justice leave through the chimney.
12. I read somewhere that more people die on the job each year than ever die as a result of [violent] crime.
13. Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was murdered for preaching against the [violent] repression of his countrymen.
14. An estimated crowd of 350,000 people rallied in Berlin against racist [violence] in November of 1998.
15. In the third century in India, the Emperor Ashoka established the path of non-[violence] in his Empire by emphasizing the Buddhist way of life.
16. Ethnic rivalries have sparked recent [violent] clashes in China.
17. Whenever my son watches [violent] television programs he becomes quite aggressive.
18. The scenes of [violence] in the film were very frightening.
19. We cannot kick kids out of school unless they have been especially [violent].
20. Many Americans believe they have to arm themselves to protect against [violent] criminals in their communities.
21. The human rights organization Amnesty International maintains that execution is an act of [violence], and [violence] tends to result in more [violence].
22. Political [violence] aside, there is a surprisingly low crime rate in Ireland.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • violence —    Violence is a pervasive and enduring aspect of all societies and takes many forms from politically motivated violence (terrorism) to ‘common’ assault or rape, and can be directed against the person or property. In Britain, political violence… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Violence — • The stimulus or moving cause must come from without; no one can do violence to himself Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Violence     Violence      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Violence — Vi o*lence, n. [F., fr. L. violentia. See {Violent}.] 1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force. [1913 Webster] That seal You ask with such a violence, the king, Mine …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violence — Violence. subst. fem. Qualité de ce qui est violent. La violence des vents, de la tempeste, du mal, de la douleur, d un remede, &c. la violence de son humeur. Violence, signifie aussi, La force dont on use contre le droit commun, contre les loix …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • violence — Violence, Violentia, Vis. La violence et cours d une oraison, Incitatio orationis. Faire violence à aucun, Vim et manus alicui inferre, vel afferre, Faþcere vim alicui. Oster par force et violence, Per oppressionem eripere. Avec violence et force …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • violence — I noun assault, attack, brutality, clash, convulsion, disorder, eruption, explosion, ferocity, force, fracas, furiousness, fury, inclemency, manus, onslaught, outburst, rage, rampage, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, unlawful force, vehemence,… …   Law dictionary

  • violence — [vī′ə ləns] n. [ME < MFr < L violentia < violentus: see VIOLENT] 1. physical force used so as to injure, damage, or destroy; extreme roughness of action 2. intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a… …   English World dictionary

  • Violence — Vi o*lence, v. t. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • violence — (n.) late 13c., physical force used to inflict injury or damage, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. violence, from L. violentia vehemence, impetuosity, from violentus vehement, forcible, probably related to violare (see VIOLATION (Cf. violation)). Weakened …   Etymology dictionary

  • violence — *force, compulsion, coercion, duress, constraint, restraint Analogous words: vehemence, intensity, fierceness (see corresponding adjectives at INTENSE): *effort, exertion, pains, trouble: *attack, assault, onslaught, onset …   New Dictionary of Synonyms