Origin of violent
Examples from the Web for violent
Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”
While violent offenses are dramatically down in Bed Stuy, pockets of violence persist here.
On and offline, offenses ranged from awful Tinder messages to violent threats on Twitter to street stalking.10 Things That Made Us Want to Turn Off the Internet Forever in 2014|The Daily Beast|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, also, the violent version is, I think a little bit too much for a comedy.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Along with this violent growth, Boko Haram has increasingly targeted women.
One bolt struck near with a tremendous shock and the air was driven in violent waves into the very mouth of the cave.The Keepers of the Trail|Joseph A. Altsheler
A quarrel followed, in which Comte was so violent that Saint-Simon had to put the youth out of his house.
Instead, however, of their laughter lessening, the cachinnations became so violent that I began to feel seriously alarmed.
How Ishtar came to take on so violent a character is not altogether clear.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
It commenced on the 8th of July and gave occasion to a violent scene.
British Dictionary definitions for violent
Word Origin for violent
Word Origin and History for violent
mid-14c.; see violence. In Middle English the word also was applied in reference to heat, sunlight, smoke, etc., with the sense "having some quality so strongly as to produce a powerful effect." Related: Violently.