Definition of 'violence'
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Example sentences containing 'violence'
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Too many people fail to take male domestic violence seriously. The Sun (2016)But not with excessive force or violence. The Sun (2016)They were often subjected to violence and had their homes used as stash houses. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Domestic violence is particularly absorbing because of its grey areas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The charity reported a sharp rise in alerts about youngsters suffering or witnessing physical violence and emotional abuse in the home. The Sun (2016)How about victims of domestic violence? The Sun (2017)Rough sleeping ruins lives - leaving people vulnerable to violence and abuse and taking a dreadful toll on their mental and physical health. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Where is the line between force and violence? Christianity Today (2000)Who does not realise that the violence is often gratuitous? Times, Sunday Times (2010)There were no signs of marital strife and no history of violence or erratic behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They had also come up with the idea of extreme violence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This need stretches far beyond those who have to face physical violence. A Channel of Peace (1993)Two more men were summoned and all used violence to force him into uniform. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have often experienced violence and abuse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The violence of their language did surprise. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our campaign to raise awareness of this crime has been praised by domestic violence charities. The Sun (2009)Previous British leaders helped to establish the international laws protecting people fleeing violence and persecution. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The violence has killed more than 300 people and the wider suffering has been terrible. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My brother doesn't call people to do violence against others. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Violence, abusive behaviour and stealing from the family home are unacceptable. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Another 12 people were reportedly killed in violence across the country yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'violence'
British English: violence /ˈvaɪələns/ NOUN
Violence is behaviour which is intended to hurt or kill people.
Twenty people were injured in the violence.
- American English: violence
- Arabic: عُنْف
- Brazilian Portuguese: violência
- Chinese: 暴力
- Croatian: nasilje
- Czech: násilí
- Danish: vold
- Dutch: geweld
- European Spanish: violencia
- Finnish: väkivalta
- French: violence
- German: Gewalt
- Greek: βία
- Italian: violenza
- Japanese: 暴力
- Korean: 폭력
- Norwegian: vold
- Polish: przemoc
- European Portuguese: violência
- Romanian: violență
- Russian: насилие
- Spanish: violencia
- Swedish: våld
- Thai: ความรุนแรง
- Turkish: şiddet
- Ukrainian: жорстокість
- Vietnamese: tính bạo lực
Definition of violence from the Collins English Dictionary
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