violence

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Synonyms for violence

Synonyms for violence

power used to overcome resistance

exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity

Synonyms for violence

an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

the property of being wild or turbulent

a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc

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The JUST causes of war, for the most part, arise either from violation of treaties or from direct violence.
Fix carefully concealed from him his own satisfaction, for, had he betrayed it, Passepartout could scarcely have restrained himself from personal violence.
From a long and miserable experience of suffering, injustice, disgrace and aggression the nations of the earth are mostly swayed by fear - fear of the sort that a little cheap oratory turns easily to rage, hate, and violence.
Like the sail trembling with the violence of the spirit, doth my wisdom cross the sea--my wild wisdom!
In attempting to express his gratification, the Chief of Police thrust out his right hand with such violence that his skin was ruptured at the arm-pit and a stream of sawdust poured from the wound.
This he presently returned with no less violence, aiming likewise at the parson's breast; but he dexterously drove down the fist of Jones, so that it reached only his belly, where two pounds of beef and as many of pudding were then deposited, and whence consequently no hollow sound could proceed.
I seized him; when, in his fright at my violence, he inflicted a slight wound upon my hand with his teeth.
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