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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 vi·o·lence /ˈvaɪlən(t)s, ˈvaɪə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·o·lence n.
 1. The quality or state of being violent; highly excited action, whether physical or moral; vehemence; impetuosity; force.
 That seal
 You ask with such a violence, the king,
 Mine and your master, with his own hand gave me.   --Shak.
 All the elements
 At least had gone to wrack, disturbed and torn
 With the violence of this conflict.   --Milton.
 2. Injury done to that which is entitled to respect, reverence, or observance; profanation; infringement; unjust force; outrage; assault.
    Do violence to do man.   --Luke iii. 14.
    We can not, without offering violence to all records, divine and human, deny an universal deluge.   --T. Burnet.
 Looking down, he saw
 The whole earth filled with violence.   --Milton.
 3. Ravishment; rape; constupration.
 To do violence on, to attack; to murder. “She . . . did violence on herself.” --Shak.
 To do violence to, to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions.
 Syn: -- Vehemence; outrage; fierceness; eagerness; violation; infraction; infringement; transgression; oppression.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vi·o·lence, v. t. To assault; to injure; also, to bring by violence; to compel.  [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists);
           "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he
           cannot do by force and violence in the short one" [syn:
      2: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's
         violence" [syn: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury,
          vehemence, wildness]
      3: a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction etc.