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violence

noun assault, attack, brutality, clash, disorder, eruption, explosion, ferocity, force, furiousness, fury, inclemency, manus, onslaught, rage, rampage, ruthlessness, savagery, severity, unlawful force, vehemence, violentia, wildness
Foreign phrases: Insanus est qui, abjecta ratione, omnia cum impetu et furore facit.A person is insane who, deerived of reason, does everything with violence and rage. Paci sunt maxime contraria vis et injuria. Violence and injury are especially hostile to peace. Est autem vis legem simulans. Violence may also be masquerading as the law.
See also: belligerency, brutality, commotion, cruelty, embroilment, havoc, infliction, infringement, injury, outburst, passion, severity, strife

VIOLENCE. The abuse of force. Theorie des Lois Criminelles, 32. That force which is employed against common right, against the laws, and against public liberty. Merl. h. t, 2. In cases of robbery, in order to convict the accused, it is requisite to prove that the act was done with violence; but this violence is not confined to an actual assault of the person, by beating, knocking down, or forcibly wresting from him on the contrary, whatever goes to intimidate or overawe, by the apprehension of personal violence, or by fear of life, with a view to compel the delivery of property equally falls within its limits. Alison, Pr. Cr. Law of Scotl. 228; 4 Binn. R. 379; 2 Russ. on Cr. 61; 1 Hale P. C. 553. When an article is merely snatched, as by a sudden pull, even though a momentary force be exerted, it is not such violence as to constitute a robbery. 2 East, P. C. 702; 2 Russ. Cr. 68; Dig. 4, 2, 2 and 3.

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Thus, May argues that 'the principle of humanity is minimalist in the sense that it is supposed to represent what any person would accept and that [quoting Grotius] "no one can deny them without doing violence to himself"' (56-7).
If one wants to live in a state of peace, happiness and love for all creatures, then one must avoid exploiting or doing violence to them.
For too many years we have underfunded public assistance to single mothers and their children, thereby doing violence to the poor by punishing them for a failure of our own creativity and will.
Apparently the 2003 Vatican statement that same-sex-adoptions are "gravely immoral" and "would actually mean doing violence to these children" was not trumped by the trumpeted 2006 papal encyclical, "Deus Caritas Est" of "God Is Love.
Then-Cardinal Ratzinger wrote in the Vatican document Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons shortly before his election as Pope: "Allowing children to be adopted by persons living in [homosexual] unions would actually mean doing violence to these children, in the sense that their condition of dependency would be used to place them in an environment that is not conducive to their full human understanding" (LifeSiteNews.
I went far afield in linking the image to the Argonautica, without, I think, doing violence to Wilbur's theme.
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Particularly in roles like medical directors where the job includes frequently being the bridge between two cultures, making sure that everyone understands from the start that different agendas, needs and goals will enable you to negotiate collaborative win-win solutions without doing violence to the organization (or yourself).
On the day of McVeigh's execution, a pastor at a memorial service for some of the victims' families asked, "Is there another way we can respond to this violence without doing violence ourselves?
Foakes praises Loncraine's film for capturing Richard's shocking pleasure taken in doing violence.