- 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
The charges also refer to social media videos Mayes posted at the time of the Sherman Park violence.
And police have to deal with the heavy violence on the other side.
As important as the violence was the public spectacle of it all, meant to intimidate and terrorize black communities.
But at the time, the police didn’t know whether the violence was contained or not.
Large enough to hold 2,000 prisoners, the tents were at the center of the 2015 violence and have now been razed.
Camera movements establish spatial relationships between the characters and the incredible violence around them.
Graham and King were charged in an indictment with assault on a federal officer and one count of discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence, court records show.
In a country engulfed in criminal violence - with at least some 150,000 people killed since the government's sputtering U.S.-backed war on crime gang began in 2006 - Lopez Obrador refuses to travel with bodyguards.
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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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