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vehement
used in Jane Eyre

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marked by extreme intensity — especially emotion such as anger
  • I feared to return to the nursery, and feared to go forward to the parlour; ten minutes I stood in agitated hesitation; the vehement ringing of the breakfast-room bell decided me; I MUST enter.
    Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • ...affection from you, or Miss Temple, or any other whom I truly love, I would willingly submit to have the bone of my arm broken, or to let a bull toss me, or to stand behind a kicking horse, and let it dash its hoof at my chest — " "Hush, Jane! you think too much of the love of human beings; you are too impulsive, too vehement; the sovereign hand that created your frame, and put life into it, has provided you with other resources than your feeble self, or than creatures feeble as you.
    Chapter 8 (22% in)
  • The vehemence of emotion, stirred by grief and love within me, was claiming mastery, and struggling for full sway, and asserting a right to predominate, to overcome, to live, rise, and reign at last: yes, — and to speak.
    Chapter 23 (54% in)
  • I would rather you had come and upbraided me with vehemence.
    Chapter 27 (4% in)
  • I have always faithfully observed the one, up to the very moment of bursting, sometimes with volcanic vehemence, into the other; and as neither present circumstances warranted, nor my present mood inclined me to mutiny, I observed careful obedience to St. John's directions; and in ten minutes I was treading the wild track of the glen, side by side with him.
    Chapter 34 (55% in)
  • How he suddenly and vehemently clasps in both arms the form he dared not, a moment since, touch with his finger!
    Chapter 36 (44% in)

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