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Characterized by forcefulness of expression or intensity of emotion or conviction; fervid: a vehement denial.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vehemēns, vehement-, perhaps from vehere, to carry; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

ve′he·mence, ve′he·men·cy n.
ve′he·ment·ly adv.
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Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity:
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According to John Smith in The Mystery of Rhetoric Unveil'd, "Pathopoeia is a form of speech whereby the speaker moves the mind of his hearers to some vehemency of affection, as of love, hatred, gladness, sorrow, &c.
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Given the vehemency of the Conservative's claims that they will achieve this objective, it will be interesting indeed to see how they will respond in government if the boats continue to arrive.