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vehement
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
marked by extreme intensity — especially emotion such as anger
  • "Oh, mother," said Maggie, in a vehemently cross tone, "I don't want to do my patchwork."
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- Mr. Tulliver, of Dorlcote Mill, Declares…. (89% in)
  • "Paid everybody?" he said, with vehement agitation, his face flushing, and his eye lighting up.
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (58% in)
  • ...he was still only half awakened to his trouble,—Maggie had felt the strong tide of pitying love almost as an inspiration, a new power, that would make the most difficult life easy for his sake; but now, instead of childlike dependence, there had come a taciturn, hard concentration of purpose, in strange contrast with his old vehement communicativeness and high spirit; and this lasted from day to day, and from week to week, the dull eye never brightening with any eagerness or any joy.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (40% in)
  • "Yes, Maggie," said Philip, vehemently; "and you are shutting yourself up in a narrow, self-delusive fanaticism, which is only a way of escaping pain by starving into dulness all the highest powers of your nature.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (41% in)
  • Philip seriously believed what he said, but he said it with vehemence because it made an argument against the resolution that opposed his wishes.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (48% in)
  • "I don't want to defend myself," said Maggie, still with vehemence: "I know I've been wrong,—often, continually.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (85% in)

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