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There were violent confrontations on the streets last night.
victims of violent and abusive behaviour
Statistics show a fall in both violent and non-violent crime.
When he's been drinking, he's likely to get violent.
a violent film
a violent coughing fit
a violent argument
The show provoked a violent reaction in some sections of the press.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
one of the pair of bones that go across the top of your chest from your shoulder to the bottom of...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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Definition of violent from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.