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
VoteVets.org, a political organization dedicated to advocating for military families and education, tweeted a vehement opposition to the proposal on Thursday.
Feinberg was considered for a czar-type position overseeing an intelligence review earlier this year, but the idea was stymied by a vehement backlash from the intelligence community.
The American Civil Liberties Union successfully argued that the march should be allowed, despite the town’s vehement objections.
That brought down vehement criticism from members of Congress and local officials.
Despite vehement protests by dental and vision professionals across Kentucky, the Bevin administration declined to restore dental and vision care as standard benefits in the proposal.
After Scaramucci was named communications director last week against Priebus' vehement objections, White House officials widely believed that Priebus's position had become more imperiled.
The U.S. company withdrew a bid to buy Unilever earlier this year after vehement objections from the Anglo-Dutch company.
Orwell’s novel is critical of authoritarianism and depicts a world wherein the population must show love and admiration for their leader called Big Brother and express vehement hatred for their enemy.
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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
VEHEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vehement for English Language Learners
: showing strong and often angry feelings : very emotional
VEHEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of vehement for Students
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