Looking down, he sawMilton.
The whole earth filled with violence.
3. Ravishment; rape; constupration.
To do violence on, to attack; to murder. "She . . . did violence on herself." Shak. To do violence
to, to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions.
Syn. Vehemence; outrage; fierceness; eagerness; violation; infraction; infringement; transgression; oppression.
(Vi"o*lence), v. t. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Vi"o*lent) a. [F., from L. violentus, from vis strength, force; probably akin to Gr. a muscle, strength.]
1. Moving or acting with physical strength; urged or impelled with force; excited by strong feeling or passion; forcible; vehement; impetuous; fierce; furious; severe; as,
a violent blow; the violent attack of a disease.
Float upon a wild and violent sea.Shak.
A violent cross wind from either coast.Milton.
2. Acting, characterized, or produced by unjust or improper force; outrageous; unauthorized; as, a violent
attack on the right of free speech.
To bring forth more violent deeds.Milton.
Some violent hands were laid on Humphrey's life.Shak.
3. Produced or effected by force; not spontaneous; unnatural; abnormal.
These violent delights have violent ends.Shak.
No violent state can be perpetual.T. Burnet.
Ease would recantMilton. Violent presumption (Law), presumption of a fact that arises from proof of circumstances which necessarily
attend such facts. Violent profits (Scots Law), rents or profits of an estate obtained by a tenant
wrongfully holding over after warning. They are recoverable in a process of removing.
Vows made in pain, as violent and void.
Syn. Fierce; vehement; outrageous; boisterous; turbulent; impetuous; passionate; severe; extreme.
(Vi"o*lent), n. An assailant. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Vi"o*lent), v. t. [Cf. F. violenter.] To urge with violence. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Vi"o*lent), v. i. To be violent; to act violently. [Obs.]
The grief is fine, full, perfect, that I taste,Shak.
And violenteth in a sense as strong
As that which causeth it.
(Vi"o*lent*ly), adv. In a violent manner.
(Vi`o*les"cent) a. [L. viola a violet.] Tending to a violet color; violascent.
(Vi"o*let) n. [F. violette a violet dim. of OF. viole a violet, L. viola; akin to Gr. . Cf. Iodine.]