give vent


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Verb1.give vent - give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
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On a signal given by a cannon-shot each furnace was to give vent to the molten iron and completely to empty itself.
A principality is created either by the people or by the nobles, accordingly as one or other of them has the opportunity; for the nobles, seeing they cannot withstand the people, begin to cry up the reputation of one of themselves, and they make him a prince, so that under his shadow they can give vent to their ambitions.
Thence he retired to his own apartment, to give vent to his concern; but the restlessness of his mind would not suffer him to remain long there; he slipped softly therefore to Allworthy's chamber-door, where he listened a considerable time without hearing any kind of motion within, unless a violent snoring, which at last his fears misrepresented as groans.
At the moment when it was most horrible, the laugh of a demon, a laugh which one can only give vent to when one is no longer human, burst forth on the priest's livid face.
The answer was so little like the one Mercedes desired, that she turned away to give vent to a sigh, which sounded more like a groan.
There, walking about with a meditative expression, which almost gave nobility to his vulgar head, his shoulders thrown up, his neck stretched out, his lips half open, to give vent to unconnected fragments of incoherent thoughts, he lashed up his courage to the pitch of the undertaking contemplated, whilst within ten paces of him, separated only by a wall, his master was being stifled by anguish which drew from him lamentable cries, thinking no more of the treasures of the earth, or of the joys of Paradise, but much of all the horrors of hell.
Not a sound is to be heard, save when they give vent to a wonderful imitation of the lonely call of the coyote.
If he wins, he will be at liberty, perhaps, to give vent to a laugh, or to pass a remark on the circumstance to a bystander, or to stake again, or to double his stake; but, even this he must do solely out of curiosity, and for the pleasure of watching the play of chances and of calculations, and not because of any vulgar desire to win.
We will give vent to the federal character principle of the country.
But Brexit has allowed some on the more repressed side of right-wing politics to give vent to their prejudices.
History tells us that employees usually find ways to give vent to their feelings of protest whatever Tory politicians do to prevent it, and I hope this will remain true in the future.
He said that Pakistan's bold stance on Kashmir had unnerved India and due to this reason New Delhi had flared the situation on the border to give vent to its anger.