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She shakes her head vehemently.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  marked by extreme intensity — especially emotion such as anger
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  • She shakes her head vehemently.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Marcia shook her head vehemently.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Jocelyn looked a little bewildered at Clary’s vehemence.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • I’d made the mistake of telling him how I’d thought I was turning into my dead grandfather, with all his weird superstitions, like his vehement belief that hats on beds bring bad luck.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • Walter vehemently denied both alle— gations.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The object I had previously glimpsed was still in view, but now it looked like a white feather boa being vehemently waved by persons or person unseen.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I had tried to convince Sunny of all this, for it seemed certainly wrong for a young girl to know only a single adult, especially so if it was a man, but always she was vehemently against the idea, crying and going on whenever I persisted.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "No," Glass said, startled by her own vehemence.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • She started, surprised by his vehemence.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • For the last few moments Goodwife Cruff had been vehemently prodding her husband.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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  • I shook my head vehemently.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Some signs suggest that the vehemence of the anti-immigrant movement has driven migrants away.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • After the news, we held disorganized, vehement debates.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Her vehemence startled me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Well," I said, surprised at her vehemence, though maybe I shouldn’t have been.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • If her mother hadn’t been acting so strange, Flora would have said something, would have argued more vehemently.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Except: His hatred of Erudite was so vehement it must have been personal.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • He had not got excited or over-vehement.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • "I want to be with you," she said, surprising herself with her own vehemence.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It was so vehement and prolific.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "I am not defending the Vatican," exclaimed Lucas, vehemently.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Then he continued less vehemently: ’The first thing for you to understand is that in this place there are no martyrdoms.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • And his strenuous, almost vehement funeral performance.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • More laughter and cursing A vehement argument ensued, and I heard Helen declare she was leaving.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • His mother shook her head vehemently, but this only enraged them.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Their father argued, but not too vehemently, and in the end, everyone agreed that the punishment had been perhaps harsh but fair.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The cry had been loud on account of its vehemence, but it had pealed out from somewhere far off on the shadowy plain.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • "No!" said Hannah, surprised at the vehemence in her response.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • Mr. Heelas stood up, exclaiming vaguely and vehemently at all these wonderful things.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Both Mr. and Mrs. Rucastle expressed a delight at the look of it, which seemed quite exaggerated in its vehemence.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • No farm, no family, andRoran’s not dead!he said vehemently.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I could feel the muscles of the thin arm round my neck swell with the vehemence that possessed her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • ’You’re crazy,’ Clevinger shouted vehemently, his eyes filling with tears.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There is a vehement, sledge-hammer vigour about everything that he does.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • "No," said Harry vehemently.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • So resolved, I grasped the latch and shook it vehemently.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Alec looked startled, either at the question or at Jace’s vehemence in asking it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • "You always have time for Jim," I blurted out, surprising myself as much as him with my vehemence.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He walks straight to Higgins, and accosts him with vehement reproach.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • CYRANO (vehemently): Hush!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Besides, one requires the excitement of being hateful in the eyes of the accused, in order to lash one’s self into a state of sufficient vehemence and power.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "How dare you say such things about me?" she repeated vehemently.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He saw a vehement young man, powder-smeared and frowzled, whom he knew to be him.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • The water athletes discovered that the salt water in the ship’s tiny pool sloshed back and forth vehemently, two feet deep one moment, seven feet the next, creating waves so large, one water polo man took up bodysurfing.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • ’Aye, it is!’ returned the girl; not speaking, but pouring out the words in one continuous and vehement scream.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Watson shook his bead vehemently, making his fluffy hair bounce on his skull.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • At this unexpected exhibition, a loud and vehement expression of pleasure burst from the mouth of every warrior present.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Her vehemence frightened them.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • You were quite vehemently championed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • No, never that,he said vehemently.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
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