Some observers expect the virulence of the opposition to gay marriage to cool accordingly after the UMP leadership convention.
And, if anything, it is all the more urgent as Islamic extremism appears to be increasing in size and virulence.
These snakes possess the venomous fangs; but no person experienced the degree of virulence in their poison.
The epidemic had died out not because of lack of virulence but because of lack of victims.
It was found that the bacilli steadily declined in virulence as the length of time they were kept in the emulsion was prolonged.
He said, 'You can have no conception of what the virulence is against Peel and me.'
The Lollard preachers stirred up riots by the virulence of their preaching against the friars.
Even the virulence of the dreaded Tarantula's bite has been greatly exaggerated.
More amazing even than the virulence of Blackwood was its waywardness and inconsistency.
I have had Thousands written against me, with virulence and Scandal.
virulence vir·u·lence (vēr'yə-ləns, vēr'ə-)
The quality of being poisonous.
The capacity of a microorganism to cause disease.