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Word: vehement

Definition: forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence


Sentences Containing 'vehement'

And all the while, jet after jet of white smoke was agonizingly shot from the spiracle of the whale, and vehement puff after puff from the mouth of the excited headsman; as at every dart, hauling in upon his crooked lance (by the line attached to it), Stubb straightened it again and again, by a few rapid blows against the gunwale, then again and again sent it into the whale.
Another grievance to which the Oakboys where vehement about was the paying of the tithe to the Church of Ireland, which the state church was entitled to collect from the local population regardless of religion.
As also whatsoever is of this nature, as Fabius Catulinus in the field; Lucius Lupus, and Stertinius, at Baiae Tiberius at Caprem: and Velius Rufus, and all such examples of vehement prosecution in worldly matters; let these also run in thy mind at the same time; and how vile every object of such earnest and vehement prosecution is; and how much more agreeable to true philosophy it is, for a man to carry himself in every matter that offers itself; justly, and moderately, as one that followeth the Gods with all simplicity.
At the same time his love of the marvellous found gratification in the wonders of the "Arabian Nights", and it is further characteristically related of him that he used to carry continually in his waistcoat pocket a miniature copy of "Ossian", passages from which he frequently recited with sonorous elocution and vehement gesticulation.
Dismissing Anne's vehement protests, the Queen is delighted, a feeling not shared by Anne's loving but ineffectual father.
For this reason, the Discovery Institute (and its supporters) make frequent and vehement denials of any connection between intelligent design and creationism.
From Apollonius, true liberty, and unvariable steadfastness, and not to regard anything at all, though never so little, but right and reason: and always, whether in the sharpest pains, or after the loss of a child, or in long diseases, to be still the same man; who also was a present and visible example unto me, that it was possible for the same man to be both vehement and remiss: a man not subject to be vexed, and offended with the incapacity of his scholars and auditors in his lectures and expositions; and a true pattern of a man who of all his good gifts and faculties, least esteemed in himself, that his excellent skill and ability to teach and persuade others the common theorems and maxims of the Stoic philosophy.
Her most famous essay on this subject, "The Girl of the Period," was published in "Saturday Review" in 1868 and was a vehement attack on feminism.
However in 2004 Adams declared: “I was vehement that we wanted to stay in the public sector, and of course there were all the usual concerns trade unionists have regarding privatization, safety issues, job losses, protecting the conditions of service, and pensions.
I would not be too vehement,' said Agnes, gently, 'or propose too much.
It also added a "vehement stop-time interlude": "How Blue Can You Get" reached #97 in the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in 1964 (Billboard's R chart was suspended at the time).
Labouchère was a vehement opponent of feminism; he campaigned in "Truth" against the suffrage movement, ridiculing and belittling women who sought the right to vote.
The antithesis of anti-modern Populism was modernizing Progressivism according to Hofstadter's model, with such leading progressives as Theodore Roosevelt, Robert LaFollette, George Norris and Woodrow Wilson pointed as having been vehement enemies of Populism, though William Jennings Bryan did cooperate with them and accepted the Populist nomination in 1896.
The Organization of African Unity seated Western Sahara for the first time in 1982, despite Morocco's vehement objections.
Then hath a man attained to the estate of perfection in his life and conversation, when he so spends every day, as if it were his last day: never hot and vehement in his affections, nor yet so cold and stupid as one that had no sense; and free from all manner of dissimulation.
There are some situations which men understand by instinct, but which reason is powerless to explain; in such cases the greatest poet is he who gives utterance to the most natural and vehement outburst of sorrow.

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