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Word: virulent

Definition: (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom


Sentences Containing 'virulent'

The most virulent sinner of this batch had stayed out and allowed`dues'to accumulate against him so long that he had to send in six hundred and twenty five dollars with his application.
It would, at least, deliver them from those rancourous and virulent factions which are inseparable from small democracies, and which have so frequently divided the affections of their people, and disturbed the tranquillity of their governments, in their form so nearly democratical.
In the case of a total separation from Great Britain, which, unless prevented by a union of this kind, seems very likely to take place, those factions would be ten times more virulent than ever.

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