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Usage examples for violence

  1. What else will turn John Sansterre to treachery and death, or our tall Richard to violence and death? – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  2. The Master thrust him back with such violence that he slipped on the wet floor and nearly fell. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  3. If we want anything, we've got to take the kingdom of heaven by violence. – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  4. And, meantime, I suppose I may feel safe against violence, from the members of your union? – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  5. I rather think that before many hours are over you will be sorry for your violence, for I believe that man to be in considerable danger. – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  6. I only know that within five seconds of the time at which I had left the deck I was somehow back upon it, fighting, as it seemed to me at the moment, for bare life, though I cannot think at this time of day that any very serious personal violence was intended towards myself. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
  7. At first I resolved that nothing should induce me to play you false; but I did not know then the strength of my love, or the violence of the temptation to which I was to be subjected. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  8. Moreover, Dunlavey had seen him, had even spoken to him, but had offered no violence. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  9. No, my lords, the question was terror, force, and violence. – Maxims And Opinions Of Field-Marshal His Grace The Duke Of Wellington, Selected From His Writings And Speeches During A Public Life Of More Than Half A Century by Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  10. Arthur seized her right hand with sudden violence. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  11. We must reach the shore before the storm breaks with its full violence, or we may be lost! – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. But, Rockley, no violence. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  13. And as for his mother- it was terrible enough; if it had not been for Mabel there would have been violence done last night. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  14. In this violence of manner and voice he seems not at all German. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  15. His tone, which had risen almost to violence, fell suddenly. – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  16. Joe's agitation was plain in his face, his shocked eyes stared out of its pallor as if they had looked upon violence and death. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  17. Nobody has dreamed of it- it would have been such a rough false note, a note of violence out of all keeping. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  18. Before they had time to utter a sound of protest the two men were seized by the crowd and dragged down the steps with violence. – The Tangled Skein by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
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