Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Excessively violent or passionate; prone to violence or abuse.

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Examples

  • Does he become over-violent in the manifestation of his regard, she will flee away, if she can, to secret hiding-places.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • This is a disjointed, overlong, over-violent, badly edited movie … admittedly with a kick-ass funky soundtrack.

    Top 10 Most Overrated Movies » Scene-Stealers

  • Sunne beginneth to heate extreamely: and as over-much colde (that unhappy night) was mine offence, so let not over-violent warmth be now my utter ruine and death.

    The Decameron

  • Men over-violent in their dispositions are, for the most part, as changeable in them.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Jack Straw is the same tale told by a narrator, with movie-style quotes and full-on ominous foreboding, and still sympathy for Jack the friend-killer (makes it seem like over-greedy over-violent Shannon's own fault), and a touch of titilating gangsta-life-decadence

    The WELL: Me And My Uncle

  • A great many go there to die, and some to be partially recovered and then die; for I knew two young men, so far recovered as to think themselves well, or nearly so, who by over-violent exertion brought on a recurrence of bleeding, and died.

    Minnesota; Its Character and Climate Likewise Sketches of Other Resorts Favorable to Invalids; Together With Copious Notes on Health; Also Hints to Tourists and Emigrants.

  • The first Demon is a little over-violent and restless but he will improve.

    Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography

  • That he, himself, believed it so, it is not ours to doubt, for all that we may be more prone to agree with the opinion afterwards expressed by Fanfulla and the friar -- and deeply resented by the Count -- that in leaping to his feet in over-violent haste his wound re-opened, and the pain of this, combining with the weak condition that resulted from his loss of blood, had caused his sudden faintness.

    Love-at-Arms

  • By nature “so over-violent or over-civil that every man with him was God or devil,” he had erected Froude into his demon incarnate.

    The Life of Froude

  • By nature "so over-violent or over-civil that every man with him was God or devil," he had erected Froude into his demon incarnate.

    The Life of Froude

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