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  • n. Vehemence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Vehemence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as vehemence.


From Latin vehementia. (Wiktionary)


  • I'm laughing a little at the sheer vehemency present in the review, as Roger Ebert essentially had the same approach, likening this movie to a Faustian deal aligned to Mephistopheles :

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

  • As such I have a right and I unequivocally state that vehemency and berserk noise of the Russian - Jewish media is a PRETENSE, Hypocricy, deliberate instigation of madness and have only one explanation - Cowardice and Intention to appease their Zionist masters in many cases, thus irrational and totally unpatriotic.

    The World Breathes a Sigh of Relief as America's Light Goes Back On

  • Which is wisely and favourably so ordered by nature, that when any object does, by the vehemency of its operation, disorder the instruments of sensation, whose structures cannot but be very nice and delicate, we might, by the pain, be warned to withdraw, before the organ be quite put out of order, and so be unfitted for its proper function for the future.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Madness is therefore defined to be a vehement dotage; or raving without a fever, far more violent than melancholy, full of anger and clamour, horrible looks, actions, gestures, troubling the patients with far greater vehemency both of body and mind, without all fear and sorrow, with such impetuous force and boldness, that sometimes three or four men cannot hold them.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4466] Plato calls it the great devil, for its vehemency, and sovereignty over all other passions, and defines it an appetite, [4467] by which we desire some good to be present.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Valleriola had a merchant, his patient, in the same predicament; and [5342] Ulricus Molitor, out of Austin, hath a story of one, that through vehemency of his love passion, still thought he saw his mistress present with him, she talked with him, Et commisceri cum ea vigilans videbatur, still embracing him.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • But Lamprias our grandfather used to say that the word [Greek omitted] did not only denote excess and vehemency, but external and supernal; thus we call the upper frame of a door [Greek omitted], and the upper portion of the house [Greek omitted]; and the poet calls the outward parts of the victim the upper-flesh, as he calls the entrails the inner-flesh.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • For this faculty, being accustomed by the vehemency of pain or pleasure to be intent on the mutable and uncertain body, as if it really and truly were, grows blind as to that which really is, and loses that instrument and light of the soul, which is worth a thousand bodies, and by which alone the deity can be discovered.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Old comedy is not fit for men that are making merry, by reason of the excuses that appear in it; for that vehemency which they use in the parabasis is loud and indecent, and the liberty they take to scoff and abuse is very surfeiting, too open, and full of filthy words and lewd expressions.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Would it apply well to the vehemency of your affection, that I should win what you would enjoy?

    The Merry Wives of Windsor


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