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More progressive activists have pushed the 8 to Abolition to move toward less violent emergency response systems.

From Vox

This directs a disproportionate amount of attention across the entire media ecosystem to violent protesters.

According to a colleague, Legagneur was working on an independent project in Grand-Ravine, known for high rates of violent gang activity.

From Fortune

As violent protests against police brutality have roiled the country, so has a debate over the looting and property damage they have left in their wake.

From Vox

Some followers have already committed destructive, sometimes violent, acts in the name of their beliefs.

The film has one of the most famous violent sequences of all time.

Forget those silly “games played with the ball”; they are far “too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”

While violent offenses are dramatically down in Bed Stuy, pockets of violence persist here.

On and offline, offenses ranged from awful Tinder messages to violent threats on Twitter to street stalking.

And, also, the violent version is, I think a little bit too much for a comedy.

He has been ashore at Kum Kale and reports violent fighting and, for the time being, victory.

The next morning he came rushing into the office, in a violent state of excitement.

Thereupon the governor attacked him alone, and giving a violent push on the door, opened it.

He made a violent assault against the nation of his enemies, and in the descent he destroyed the adversaries.

The violent shock dazed Malcolm for a second, but all might yet have been well were it not for an unavoidable accident.


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On this page you'll find 205 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to violent, such as: brutal, crazy, cruel, fierce, homicidal, and hysterical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.