- 1.1 (involving physical force) [person/behavior] violento he met a violent death tuvo una muerte violenta to get violent ponerse* violento 1.2 (strong, forceful) [storm/explosion/kick] violento, fuerte; [grief] intenso; [pain] violento, intenso; [contrast] fuerte he has a violent temper tiene muy mal genio she took a violent dislike to him le tomó una manía terribleMore example sentences
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- At one point, things threatened to turn violent, but police arrived and calmed the volatile situation down.
- He began to turn violent against my mum, smashing up the house and threatening her.
- Not because he might turn violent - he has never been violent towards me - but he often conceals things from me.
- Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity, ranging from mild irritation to violent rage.
- But as their relationship developed, it became clear he had an alcohol problem which set off a violent temper.
- No other individual currently on our screens and in our tabloids can solicit such violent hatred from my otherwise amiable self.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.