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Violence, 1) vehemence, intensity of action or motion: “blown with restless v. round about the world,” Meas. III, 1, 125. “to make an act of tragic v.” R3 II, 2, 39. “that seal, you ask with such a v.” H8 III, 2, 246. “the v. of either grief or joy,” Hml. III, 2, 206. “pass with your best v.” V, 2, 309. “my downright v. and storm of fortunes,” Oth. I, 3, 250. “with what v. she first loved the Moor,” II, 1, 224. “be'st thou sad or merry, the v. of either thee becomes,” Ant. I, 5, 60. “the v. of action hath made you reek,” Cymb. I, 2, 2.
2) force, power exerted against consent or unjustly: “lest your justice prove v.” Wint. II, 1, 128. “offer him no v.” H6C I, 1, 33. Hml. I, 1, 144. to prevent the “tyrant's v.” H6C IV, 4, 29. “die by untimely v.” R3 I, 3, 201. “unless . . . to defend ourselves it be a sin when v. assails us,” Oth. II, 3, 204. by v. == by force: H6B III, 2, 246. to do v.: “nor shall you do mine ear that v. to make it truster of your own report against yourself,” Hml. I, 2, 171. “you would not do me v.” Per. V, 1, 101. “to do v. on:” Rom. V, 3, 264.
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