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  • n. Plural form of vehemence.


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  • Then commenced a battle with utmost vehemences that made the hair stand on end, between the formidable Rakshasa and the troops of

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 Books 4, 5, 6 and 7

  • She brought to it ardours and vehemences that she would never have allowed to love.

    The Three Brontes

  • She was herself the heart of the charmed circle, poised in the ultimate unspeakable stillness, beyond death, beyond birth, beyond the movements, the vehemences, the agitations of the world.

    The Flaw in the Crystal

  • But the perception only roused in himself some slumbering tenacities and vehemences of which he had been scarcely aware.

    Marriage à la mode

  • But he was absorbed in his own reflections, and gave only half an ear to the gasping vehemences which Mr. Daffy poured forth for the next ten minutes.

    The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

  • No, the difficult thing here is, not to get even the fervors of prayer, but to get the life itself and its works into that honest and deliberate agreement with the prayers, that will give them a genuine power and meaning, without any such flights and passional vehemences.

    Christian Nurture.

  • Were there not truth in this observation, is it possible that my brother and sister could make their very failings, their vehemences, of such importance to all the family?

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 1

  • Left alone with her child, the face of the wretched mother softened as she regarded him, and all the levities and all the vehemences -- if we may use the word -- which, in the turbulent commotion of her delirium, had been stirred upward to the surface of her mind, gradually now sank as death increased upon her, and a mother's anxiety rose to the natural level from which it had been disturbed and abased.

    Paul Clifford — Complete

  • &c. However, telling her (since she saw that I omitted some sentences) that there were farther vehemences in it; but as they were better fitted to show to me the sincerity of the writer than for so delicate an ear as her's to hear, I chose to pass them over.

    Clarissa Harlowe; or the history of a young lady — Volume 7


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