Etymology
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violent (adj.)
mid-14c., from Old French violent or directly from Latin violentus, related to violare (see violation). In Middle English the word also was applied in reference to heat, sunlight, smoke, etc., with the sense "having some quality so strongly as to produce a powerful effect." Related: Violently.
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non-violent (adj.)

also nonviolent, "using peaceful means," especially to bring about change in a society,  1896, from non- + violent (adj.). From 1920 in reference to "principle or practice of abstaining from violence," in writings of M.K. Gandhi.

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence. [Gandhi, "Non-violence in Peace and War," 1948]
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impetuosity (n.)
early 15c., "violent movement, rushing," from Old French impetuosité (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin impetuositatem (nominative impetuositas), from Late Latin impetuosus "impetuous, violent" (see impetuous).
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onrush (n.)

"a rapid or violent onset," 1831; see on + rush (n.).

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clonus (n.)

"violent muscular spasms, rapidly alternating contraction and relaxation of a muscle," 1817, from Modern Latin, from Greek klonos "turmoil, any violent motion; confusion, tumult, press of battle," a word of uncertain origin. Related: Clonicity.

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bluster (n.)
1580s, "a storm of violent wind," from bluster (v.). Meaning "noisy, boisterous, inflated talk" is from 1704.
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buck (n.4)
"violent effort of a horse to throw off a rider," 1877, from buck (v.1).
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brush-burn (n.)
"injury resulting from violent friction," 1862, from brush (v.2) "move briskly" + burn (n.).
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mugger (n.)

"one who commits violent robbery," 1865, agent noun from mug (v.1).

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beat off (v.)
"drive (something) away by violent blows," 1640s, from beat (v.) + off (adv.). Meaning "masturbate" is recorded by 1960s.
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