- the violence of the storm
Examples of violence in a Sentence
They need to learn how to settle their arguments without resorting to violence.
movies filled with sex and violence
The violence of the storm caused great fear.
Recent Examples of violence from the Web
Despite the fact that police are more likely to shoot a black suspect than a white one, most of the violence against police in the U.S. is committed by white people.
The country is 165th out of 188 countries on the UN’s Gender Inequality Index and violence against women and girls is prevalent, according to UN Women.
Disturbingly, half of the players arrested were accused of committing some form of violence against women.
These programs have been shown to reduce arrests and incarceration, as well as prevent violent acts associated with mental illness, including suicide and violence against others.
Before long, the team tracks down the man behind the violence: Robert King, a black-ops soldier who once tricked Abby into creating a bioweapon.
My heart goes out to the women who bravely came forward to share their stories, and my hope is that each of these stories helps to change our culture of violence against women.
To draw on the history of violence against black men just for being black, and to compare it to Bill’s perverted behavior, is vicious.
Mob violence against blacks was wrought on communities, families and individual bodies.
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assault, attack, bashing, battering, battery, beating, belting, bludgeoning, buffeting, clubbing, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, flogging, hammering, lacing, licking, mauling, paddling, pelting, pommeling (or pommelling), pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), smashing, socking, thrashing, thumping, tromping, walloping, whaling, whipping;
VIOLENCE Defined for English Language Learners
: the use of physical force to harm someone, to damage property, etc.
: great destructive force or energy
VIOLENCE Defined for Kids
- Timothy was not purposely trying to frighten me about the violence of the storm …
- —Theodore Taylor, The Cay
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