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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 hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson

I do not deny that I planned sabotage. I did not plan it in a spirit of recklessness nor because I have any love of violence. I planned it as a result of a calm and sober assessment of the political situation that had arisen after many years of tyranny, exploitation and oppression of my people by the whites.
Nelson Mandela

My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
Aung San Suu Kyi

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

People respond in accordance to how you relate to them. If you approach them on the basis of violence, that's how they'll react. But if you say, 'We want peace, we want stability,' we can then do a lot of things that will contribute towards the progress of our society.
Nelson Mandela
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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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