Violence meaning

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Behavior or treatment in which physical force is exerted for the purpose of causing damage or injury.

The violence of the rioters.

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Physical force used so as to injure, damage, or destroy; extreme roughness of action.
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Intense, often devastatingly or explosively powerful force or energy, as of a hurricane or volcano.
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A twisting or wrenching of a sense, phrase, etc., so as to distort the original or true sense or form.

To do violence to a text.

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An instance of violence; violent act or deed.
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Distortion of meaning or intent.

Do violence to a text.

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Great force or strength of feeling, conduct, or expression; vehemence; fury.
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Violence is the use of physical force intended to harm.

An example of violence is when you punch someone or when you shoot someone.

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The use of physical force, especially physical force utilized with malice and/or the attempt to harm someone. Some courts have ruled that in labor disputes, violence includes picketing with false information on the placards, in an attempt to harm a business.
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Extreme force.

The violence of the storm, fortunately, was more awesome than destructive.

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Action intended to cause destruction, pain, or suffering.

We try to avoid violence in resolving conflicts.

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Widespread fighting.

Violence between the government and the rebels continues.

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(figuratively) Injustice, wrong.

The translation does violence to the original novel.

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