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Definition of Violence

Violence

  1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
  2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
  3. Ravishment; rape; constupration.
  4. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.

Violence Quotations

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
Bayard Rustin

There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
bell hooks

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.
Malcolm X
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Violence Translations

violence in Dutch is geweldpleging, geweld
violence in French is violence
violence in Norwegian is overtredelse
violence in Spanish is violencia, poderio
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