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Definition marked by extreme intensity — especially emotion such as anger
  • I looked up, and his face was vehement.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
vehement = intense
  • Atticus shook his head vehemently: "Don't just stand there, Heck!"
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • vehemently = with intensity
  • Some signs suggest that the vehemence of the anti-immigrant movement has driven migrants away.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Some in agreement, it seemed to Robert; some in vehement opposition.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • A gleeful vehemence entered her voice.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • In one way it seemed a small thing, starting, after a six months' lapse, where I had so vehemently left off.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • "No," Glass said, startled by her own vehemence.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • 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
  • "I am not defending the Vatican," exclaimed Lucas, vehemently.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Her vehemence frightened them.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Mr. Heelas stood up, exclaiming vaguely and vehemently at all these wonderful things.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • She was mortally afraid of being laughed at for surrendering, after her many and vehement declarations of independence.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • She nodded, letting loose with another vehement a-hem.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • She insisted with so much vehemence on her determination to drive Florentino Ariza out of the house that it reached Fermina Daza's ears.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It was the tone she always heeded, but she cowered down in her seat, repeating vehemently: "No, no, no!"
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • He saw a vehement young man, powder-smeared and frowzled, whom he knew to be him.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • She wept with more vehemence than ever.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Cranly turned also and said vehemently but without anger: —Goggins, you're the flamingest dirty devil I ever met, do you know.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I talked more quickly—more vehemently; but the noise steadily increased.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Tell-Tale Heart
  • 'It has been in it!' said Malfoy vehemently.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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