Definition of vehement :
1. Acting with great force; furious; violent; impetuous; forcible; mighty; as, vehement wind; a vehement torrent; a vehement fire or heat.
2. Very ardent; very eager or urgent; very fervent; passionate; as, a vehement affection or passion.
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violent (part of speech: adjective)
- The vehement passion which once or twice in her life she had involuntarily awakened in others had met with no response from herself. - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
- When we compare the London symphonies to the earlier ones, we feel at once a stronger, more vehement spirit driving the music on. - "Haydn", John F. Runciman.
- The Earl himself was always vehement in his praise. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.