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.
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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.
Reality diverges sharply from Mr. Trump’s vehement denials.
The one thing the White House is saying now that sounds rather vehement is that Trump didn’t discuss sources and methods.
Cooperation between these vehement Cold War enemies used to be unthinkable.
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.
De Bruyne was not alone in his vehement criticism of the pitch.
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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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