What does the word violence mean?

Usage examples for violence

  1. But it cannot be done without violence. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  2. Harper To do him violence! – The Comedies of Terence by Publius Terentius Afer
  3. I fled from this man's house because I feared his violence. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille