What does the word vehement mean?

Usage examples for vehement

  1. The more I tried to soothe him the more vehement he became. – Edgar Saltus: The Man by Marie Saltus
  2. The girl pressed closer to her with dumb, vehement affection, as though she would have grown to the bosom that had been her shield since then. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  3. But Lady Hilda herself wasn't thinking of the wealthy commoner; she was playing straight at Arthur Berkeley: and when she saw that Arthur Berkeley's mouth had melted slowly into an approving smile, she played even more brilliantly and better than ever, after her bold, smart, vehement fashion. – Philistia by Grant Allen