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Saturday, August 16, 2003

Definitions for vehement

  1. Characterized by intensity of emotions or convictions, or forcefulness of expression.
  2. Characterized by or acting with great force or energy; strong.

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Citations for vehement
Vehement cries of "No! no! never!" , New York Times
From their earliest days, much of the state police's energy went to enforcing game laws, for landowner complaints about poachers were particularly vehement. Louis S. Warren, The Hunter's Game
Origin of vehement
Vehement is from Latin vehemens, "violent, vehement, furious," perhaps from vehere, "to carry." The quality or state of being vehement is vehemence.