Examples of vehement in a Sentence
- Cranes rise above the old rooftops, adding new office towers and new condominiums and new malls to a city where Jonathan Swift once issued his vehement bulletins. —Pete Hamill, Gourmet, April 2007
- As they shouted and mocked, I wondered how they could have developed such intense, vehement hatred toward people with whom they had had no previous contact. —Todd Hechtman, The News/Sun-Sentinel, 1 Feb. 1987
- He cursed himself like a less scrupulous Job, as a vehement man will do when he loses self-respect, the last mental prop under poverty. —Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, 1886
- Both the ladies indulged in vehement screaming for several minutes; and Mr. Cymon Tuggs, besides sustaining intense bodily pain, had the additional mental anguish of witnessing their distressing situation, without having the power to rescue them, by reason of his leg being firmly screwed in between the animal and the wall. —Charles Dickens, Sketches by "Boz", 1836
He issued a vehement denial of the accusation.
The proposal has faced vehement opposition from many teachers.
She was vehement about the need for new safety measures.
Recent Examples of vehement from the Web
De Bruyne was not alone in his vehement criticism of the pitch.
But this time, their goal was to satirize Facebook’s cryptic regulations, which have made the company a target of vehement public criticism in a society historically suspicious of censorship in all forms.
The reaction could be more vehement in Texas, in light of Goodell’s on-again, off-again suspension of star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Unlike Weinstein, Trump responded to the accusations against him with vehement denials and fierce counterpunching.
The bill, which was approved over vehement opposition by Democrats and signed by Gov. Eric Greitens, requires workers who claim discrimination or harassment in wrongful termination lawsuits to prove that bias was the explicit reason they were fired.
Democrats were vehement in opposition to anything helping private schools, but the steps approved could have been more dramatic.
That contradicts Paterno's and his family's vehement denial—and Paterno's sworn testimony—that the coach knew of Sandusky's abuses before McQueary alerted him.
The Commerce Department ruled in favor of Boeing’s claims on the jet pricing despite vehement denials from Bombardier and Canadian officials.
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Origin and Etymology of vehement
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsaggressive, assertive, dynamic, energetic, forceful, full-blooded, muscular, resounding, strenuous, emphatic, vigorous, violent
Antonymsnonassertive, nonemphatic, unemphatic
Related Wordsdecided, insistent, marked, pointed; absolute, categorical (also categoric), clear, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal; arresting, compelling, conspicuous, impelling, noticeable, striking
Near Antonymsguarded, mild, uncompelling, weak, wishy-washy; ambiguous, equivocal, halting, hesitant; understated
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