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Where the original Greek is simply "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" (the second is vehement and inspired emotion), Paganos translation elaborates: "secundum vero est animorum commotio, atque affectio, quae vehemens est, ac animi rapiendi, atque incitandi vim maximam habet" (truly, the second is the agitation and affecting of souls, which is violent, and rapturing the soul, also maintains great power for stirring up).
He calls it a vehemens applicatio mentis ad aliquid, which Reichberg says would be better captured by the English word concentration.
ix, 144, where he connects curiosity with experientiality: 'est enim curiositas vitium quo quis inclinatur apponere studium vehemens ad res superfluas aut minus utiles, utilioribus praetermissis.
Quod ad exclusionem boni prolis pertinet, servata quidem distinctione interius et exercitium iuris, in casu, in quo contrahens sub suo dominio iuris exercitium servare intendit, vehemens praesumptio suscipi potest de excluso ipso iure: <<Se gia nella conclusione del matrimonio almeno uno dei coniugi avesse avuto l'intenzione di restringere ai tempi di sterilita lo stesso diritto matrimoniale, e non soltanto il suo tiso, in modo che negli altri giorni l'altro coniuge non avrebbe neppure il diritto di richiedere 1'atto, cio implicherebbe un difetto essenziale del consenso matrimoniale>> (Pius XII, Allocutio iis quae interfuerunt Conventui Unionis Catholicae inter Ostetrices habita die 29 octobris 1951, AAS 43 [1951] 845).
Sed quot officia oratoris, tot sunt genera dicendi: subtile in probando, modicum in delectando, vehemens in flectendo; in quo uno vis omnis oratoris est.
Syncretic as always, Darwin merged Cullen's definition of nostalgia ("in absentibus a patria, vehemens eundum revisendi desiderium," or "in persons absent from their native country, a vehement desire of revisiting it") with Samuel Johnson's Dictionary definition of calenture ("a distemper in hot climates wherein [sailors] imagine the sea to be green fields"):
This scorbutic Nostalgia, "in absentibus a patria, vehemens eundum revisendi desiderium," belongs to the second species of Doctor Cullen's Genus" (Observations on the Scurvy; with a review of the opinions lately advanced on that disease .
Athanasius, whom Hilary of Poitiers labels as vehemens auctor of the Nicene faith, (4) says that the Fathers of the council wrote the word homoousios in order to avoid, once and for all, the tendentious and corrupted interpretations of the Arians.
It's also the sincerity and nobility of vehemens et liquidus puroque simillimus.
This category of vehemens horror is one that has been overlooked in some of the bishops' statements on feeding and hydrating patients who are in a persistently vegetative state.