When Naples won the league thanks to Maradona, the city had been destroyed by a violent earthquake a few years previously.
While some of the messages were overtly violent and hinted at action at the Capitol, none set forth an explicit plan to storm the building or to forcibly disrupt the election certification taking place inside.
—New York Times
Prosecutors said that was his subtle way of suggesting that the Ministry of Self-Defense was bent on revolution, and they called the group “a violent gang that came together to use force against its enemies.”
—New York Times
acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
Something that’s violent involves physical force or emotional intensity. If you hate violent movies, it means that you don’t want to watch scenes of people being hurt or killed.
Physically violent behavior ends in someone getting hurt or something being destroyed or damaged. You can also have violent emotions, like a violent burst of anger toward the slow driver in front of you, and you can use violent to describe something that’s visually intense, like a violent orange-colored minivan. The word has gained in force since developing from the Latin word violentia, which means “vehemence or impetuosity.”
身体暴力行为以某人受伤或某物被毁坏或损坏而告终。你也可以有暴力的情绪，比如对你前面的慢车司机的强烈愤怒，你可以用暴力来形容视觉强烈的东西，比如一辆暴力的橙色小型货车。这个词从拉丁词 violentia 发展而来，意思是“激烈或冲动”。
Only about a quarter of felony defendants in large urban counties were charged with a violent offense in 2006.
—The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
“We were wondering if you would be interested in signing a petition to change the school’s mascot to something less violent but still formidable?”
—Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
But Kruger scoffed at this, saying, “Nah, you are all violent Communists!”
—Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
violent (adj.)mid-14c., from Old French violent or directly from Latin violentus, related to violare (see violation). In Middle English the word also was applied in reference to heat, sunlight, smoke, etc., with the sense “having some quality so strongly as to produce a powerful effect.” Related: Violently.Related entries & more
violent (adj.)mid-14c.，来自古法语 violent 或直接来自拉丁语 violentus，与 violare 有关（见 violation）。在中古英语中，这个词也被用来指代热、阳光、烟雾等，意思是“具有某种强烈的特性，可以产生强大的效果”。相关：暴力。相关条目及更多
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