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    vehemence

    Dr. Ramsay whistled. His mind worked somewhat slowly, and he was becoming confused with the overthrow of his cherished opinions, and the vehemence with which the unpleasant operation was conducted.

    “I didn’t know things were like this.”

    From Mrs. Craddock (set in the late 19th century) by W Somerset Maugham

    What does the underlined part mean?

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    Re: vehemence

    He was confused both by learning his long-held opinions were incorrect and by the forceful and uncomfortable way someone told him.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: vehemence

    He was hit and he was hit hard.

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