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Old 12-17-2002, 06:45 AM   #31
Bryant Pierpont
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I'll modify my answer to maybe. The online Webster defines violent as

Main Entry: vi·o·lent

Pronunciation: -l&nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin violentus; akin to Latin vis strength -- more at VIM

Date: 14th century

1 : marked by extreme force or sudden intense activity <a violent attack>

2 a : notably furious or vehement <a violent denunciation> b : EXTREME, INTENSE <violent pain> <violent colors>

3 : caused by force : not natural <a violent death>

4 a : emotionally agitated to the point of loss of self-control <a mental patient becoming violent> b : prone to commit acts of violence <violent prison inmates>

Sudden intense activity - yes.

The other definition - no.

But isn't everyone really saying the same things...in so many different words?

Bryant Pierpont
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