vehemence

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noun ve·he·mence \ˈvē-ə-mən(t)s\

Definition of vehemence

  1. :  the quality or state of being vehement :  intensity

Examples of vehemence in a Sentence

  1. the vehemence in her voice when she insisted that she never gossiped surprised me

  2. every cause that she pursues is pursued with great vehemence

Origin and Etymology of vehemence

Middle English vemance, vehemens, borrowed from Medieval French vehemence, borrowed from Latin vehementia “violent movement, intensity,“ from vehement-, vehemens “violent, vehement” + -ia 1-ia


VEHEMENCE Defined for Kids

vehemence

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noun ve·he·mence \ˈvē-ə-məns\

Definition of vehemence for Students

  1. :  the quality or state of being vehement … he had been talking with a vehemence that shook the house. — Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island



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