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To do violence to


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To do violence to to outrage; to injure; as, he does violence to his own opinions.
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  • Anthony Burgess
    “Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.”
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    “Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.”


In literature:

If he offers any violence, summon the fellow to justice; do you understand me?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
Famine could accomplish what violence failed to do.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Only remember I had nothing to do with it if violence follows.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
Still, compassion, and the fear of insulting his supposed feelings, by a want of sympathy, made me dissemble, and do violence to my delicacy.
"Posthumous Works" by Mary Wollstonecraft
But do not you ever again attempt to coerce me by uttering threats of violence to the lady, for it will not do!
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
You could never endure wrong-doing and always tried what you could to hinder violence.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
They did not do a single act of violence after I went to them.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Too well he knew that to rage, do violence, or commit extravagance as he might, the law would take its course all the same.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
Nor did we get away from this pleasant little broad-day ball without doing some violence to the hospitable feelings of its founders.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
Never will it subjugate, and tyrannize over, and do violence to, your whole nature.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
He had previously given Mr. Daleman and friends assurances that he would do no violence to himself.
"The Hindered Hand" by Sutton E. Griggs
It was all the native guard could do to keep the Filipinos from doing violence to them.
"The Woman with a Stone Heart" by Oscar William Coursey
Instead, the police charged with increasing violence without doing anything to prevent the people coming from other parts of town.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
Mrs. Hart would not let him go, and he did not care to do violence to her affections by tearing himself away.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
They do not generally resort to open violence as the brigands of Spain, Turkey and other parts of the East.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
Your Christian admonition has gone right to my heart: yes, I would have been doing violence to my soul.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
Yet, in truth, Granvelle did not always do violence to his own inclinations in conforming to those of Philip.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
The mob, however, did not at once abandon its intention of doing violence to the great advocate.
"Reminiscences, 1819-1899" by Julia Ward Howe
A King dying by such violence appeals impressively to the imagination; as the like must do, and ought to do.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
Why not do less violence to logic and state frankly that factory hands were in demand in Indiana?
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay

In poetry:

'Earl, if you love me as in former years,
And do not practise on me, come with morn,
And snatch me from him as by violence;
Leave me tonight: I am weary to the death.'
"Geraint And Enid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
That spreads through other lives like a tree
And sways them on in a sort of sense
And say why it never worked for me.
Something to do with violence
A long way back, and wrong rewards,
And arrogant eternity.
"Love Again" by Philip Larkin
"Why do I weep? Because Thou keepest silence,
Though violence rages and, all uncontrolled,
The mob destroys, and we as slaves to strangers,
Master and man together, have been sold,
And no Redeemer do our eyes behold."
"Duologue" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

The police have directly challenged the politicians and others to try to prevent a repeat next year of the Ardoyne violence, and they are right to do so.
Yes, I believe our city police are doing what they can to curb the violence that is sweeping our city.
Glamor, Sex, Violence What to do.
The first step toward making schools safer for children is for district officials to do a better job of accurately reporting incidents of school violence, union leaders said.
In fact, candidates can do anything short of inciting the public to violence, and broadcasters are powerless to stop them.
In the the Sept 28 Reading Eagle Talk of the Town feature about violence in schools, one of those interviewed said there is nothing to do for young people in the city except for Olivets, but not everyone can afford to join.
Unfortunately, all you have to do is search the Internet and you will find many examples of violence at worship centers.
A man was shot and killed inside a Lanham-area home in an incident investigators do not believe to be a random act of violence, authorities said.
Do you think it is a good idea for domestic violence offenders to wear electronic bracelets .
Its checkered history in the violence-racked region leads the US to limit its involvement, which in turn prompts criticism that it's not doing enough.
Decent politicians have the complete support of responsible gun owners if they actually want to do something about street violence instead of politically grand-standing the tired old folly of gun control.
"We do this to cover all kinds of crime and provide some information for the people constantly dealing with it," said Ginger Grisson Stevens of Wesley House, which sponsors the Stop the Violence Workshop each year.
"If things do not change, the future is likely to be one of brutal repression, massacres, sectarian violence, and even all-out civil war," Annan told the General Assembly.
And yet the role of parent is the only one that enables one person to do violence to another and get away with it.
How do we begin to make sense of senseless acts of violence that leave lives lost, both through death or imprisonment, families distraught and grief stricken, and communities dismayed.

In science:

For example, it is plausible that it can be replaced with a close rational approximation, without doing violence to the proof.
Some algorithms arising in the proof of the Kepler conjecture
Introducing these new counter terms will do violence to the original 5-d gauge and Lorentz invariance since they require us to separate ¯A5 from the rest of the components of the gauge field, destroying covariance.
A Kaluza-Klein Model with Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking: Light-Particle Effective Action and its Compactification Scale Dependence