Dick suddenly aroused, and spoke with the violence of one sure.He brought his huge fist down on the desk with violence, and his voice was forbidding.

On August 16, 1916, Tulsa passed an ordinance that mandated residential segregation by forbidding blacks or whites from residing on any block where three-fourths or more of the residents were of the other race.

Although the United States Supreme Court declared the ordinance unconstitutional the next year, it remained on the books.

In what became known as the "Red Summer" of 1919, industrial cities across the Midwest and North experienced severe race riots, most often led against blacks by ethnic whites among recent immigrant groups, who competed with blacks for jobs.

In Chicago and some other cities, blacks defended themselves for the first time with force but were outnumbered.

To do violence to any one is a strange way of setting about inspiring love.

The violence of her feelings, which must wear her out, may be easily kept in irritation.

violentia "vehemence, impetuosity," from violentus "vehement, forcible," probably related to violare (see violate).

And to the violence which prevailed was added the most unblushing bribery.

violence late 13c., "physical force used to inflict injury or damage," from Anglo-Fr. In view of the violence you made use of, I consider that you owe my son an apology.