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Middle English from Old French from Latin vehemēns vehement- perhaps from vehere to carry wegh- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin vehemÄ“ns (“impetuous, violent").
He was a vehement opponent of the new law.
It is pleasing to turn from these vehement struggles of thought to a tour which Hegel in company with three other tutors made through the Bernese Oberland in July and August 1796.
He was a vehement opponent of Liberal Catholicism.
There was vehement opposition, and it grows daily.
He then joined Cavendish, Birch, Hampden, Powell, Lyttleton and others in vehement antagonism to the court.
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