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vĕhĕmentĭa , ae, f. id. (post-Aug.).
I. Eagerness, fervency, vehemence: “Pollio Asinius fuit acris vehementiae,Plin. 36, 5, 4, § 33: “Gracchi,Gell. 1, 11, 14.—
II. Strength: “odoris,Plin. 13, 8, 16, § 59: “saporis,id. 19, 5, 27, § 88; cf. id. 23, 1, 21, § 36: “venarum,” i. e. a strong pulse, id. 23, 1, 24, § 48: “linteorum strigilumque,” i. e. a copious use, id. 28, 4, 14, § 55.—
B. Of language: “inter hujus generis et illius superioris vehementiam hoc interest,Auct. Her. 4, 19, 26.
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