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
Richard Ojeda, a state senator and aspiring congressman, achieved something close to folk hero status for his vehement support for striking teachers; someone even dedicated a song to him.
Among the most vehement critics was Frederick Douglass.
The two Democrats running for Bexar County district attorney met face to face for the first time in the primary campaign in a 11/2-hour debate Thursday that featured a series of vehement exchanges.
The studio deleted a major subplot, trimming an hour of footage, despite May's vehement protests.
Trump tweeted Tuesday night, targeting one of the bill’s most vehement opponents.
Clarke, 61, is a vehement supporter of President Trump and occasionally makes headlines for his attacks on the press and liberals.
Mehmet Hakan Atilla began his testimony at the end of the third week of trial with a vehement denial of the charges.
The screening took place the same weekend as vehement protests against one of Trump’s new executive orders, which banned people from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S.
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Origin and Etymology of vehement
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ardent, blazing, burning, charged, demonstrative, emotional, fervent, fervid, feverish, fiery, flaming, glowing, hot-blooded, impassioned, incandescent, intense, passional, passionate, perfervid, red-hot, religious, torrid, warm, warm-blooded;
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