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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR VIOLATING

If he fell, it was violating and not concurring with the principles of his nature.

It is the utmost that I will do, and already I am violating what I conceive to be my duty.

The man who procrastinates is violating the law of compensation.

Any Negro violating this law was to be treated as a runaway slave.

Any Mongol violating this law is condemned to death, while foreigners are deported.

Tenure of office law, passed; Pres. Johnson accused of violating, 311.

Of violating it he had practically no opportunity, and this rendered his position stronger.

Thus they are violating custom, or making it a pretext for doing injustice.

Already corruption was violating the "temples of the living God."

If violating a law annuls it, then any law can be pushed aside.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to break" (an oath, etc.), from Latin violatus (see violation). Sense of "ravish" is first recorded mid-15c. Related: Violated; violating.

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