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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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; 
  That  seal  You  ask  with  such  a  violence,  the  king, 
  Mine  and  your  master,  with  his  own  hand  gave  me 
  All  the  elements  At  least  had  gone  to  wrack, 
  disturbed  and  torn  With  the  violence  of  this 
  conflict.  --Milton. 
  2.  Injury  done  to  that  which  is  entitled  to  respect, 
  reverence,  or  observance;  profanation;  infringement; 
  unjust  force;  outrage;  assault. 
  Do  violence  to  do  man.  --Luke  iii. 
  We  can  not  without  offering  violence  to  all 
  records,  divine  and  human,  deny  an  universal  deluge. 
  --T.  Burnet. 
  Looking  down  he  saw  The  whole  earth  filled  with 
  violence.  --Milton. 
  3.  Ravishment;  rape;  constupration. 
  {To  do  violence  on},  to  attack;  to  murder.  ``She  .  .  .  did 
  violence  on  herself.''  --Shak. 
  {To  do  violence  to},  to  outrage;  to  injure;  as  he  does 
  violence  to  his  own  opinions. 
  Syn:  Vehemence;  outrage;  fierceness;  eagerness;  violation; 
  infraction;  infringement;  transgression;  oppression. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Violence  \Vi"o*lence\,  v.  t. 
  To  assault;  to  injure;  also  to  bring  by  violence;  to  compel. 
  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  act  of  aggression  (as  one  against  a  person  who  resists); 
  "he  may  accomplish  by  craft  in  the  long  run  what  he 
  cannot  do  by  force  and  violence  in  the  short  one"  [syn: 
  2:  the  property  of  being  wild  or  turbulent;  "the  storm's 
  violence"  [syn:  {ferocity},  {fierceness},  {furiousness},  {fury}, 
  {vehemence},  {wildness}] 
  3:  a  turbulent  state  resulting  in  injuries  and  destruction  etc 

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