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Origin of violent
Examples from the Web for violently
The website Murder Inna Dancehall catalogs 207 dancehall songs with violently anti-gay lyrics.How Maurice Tomlinson Was Outed in Jamaica—and Forced Into Exile|Jay Michaelson|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The three basic ways for prisoners to die are old age, disease or violently.
Did Michael Brown have a motive to violently attack the officer?
Instead, he was violently mugged on live TV by Senator John McCain.John McCain Roughs Up Jay Carney During His CNN Primetime Debut|Lloyd Grove|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For such a source of outward joy to crumble so violently, what the hell happened?
He stumbled going out and lost his balance so that the door crashed to behind him, violently.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
Mr. Fletcher was violently impelled against George; to save a fall clutched him.Once Aboard The Lugger|Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
The Vestiges, like its more famous successor, was violently attacked as irreligious.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
Here Ercole, held by Sir William, gave a maddened cry, and threw his head about violently.The Front Yard|Constance Fenimore Woolson
He had raised his hand to knock on the kitchen door, when a sound within of some one violently sobbing, arrested him.The Tobacco Tiller|Sarah Bell Hackley
Word Origin 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.