Passional

Definitions

  • THE RULING PASSION STRONG AT DINNER
    THE RULING PASSION STRONG AT DINNER
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Passional Of or pertaining to passion or the passions; exciting, influenced by, or ministering to, the passions.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Ruling Passion A Ruling Passion
The Ruling Passion The Ruling Passion
The Passion of our Lord The Passion of our Lord
Jesus of the Passion Jesus of the Passion

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body
    • passional Of or pertaining to passion or the passions; influenced by passion; passionate.
    • n passional Same as passionary.
    • n passional A manuscript of the four Gospels, upon which the kings of England, from Henry I. to Edward VI., took the coronation oath.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A passionate kiss uses up 6.4 calories per minute.
    • Passional a book containing accounts of the sufferings of saints and martyrs
    • adjs Passional influenced by passion
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Quotations

  • Arthur James Balfour
    Arthur James Balfour
    “Ask with urgency and passion.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
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    “Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions of the body.”
  • Martha Graham
    Martha Graham
    “Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “Each person, makes their own terrible passion their God.”
  • Julie De Lespinasse
    Julie De Lespinasse
    “You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”
  • Jean-Paul Sartre
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    “Man is a useless passion.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. passio, passionispassus, pa.p. of pati, to suffer.

Usage

In literature:

He had always held passionately that the floor was immovable, and he always would.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
He was the painter of passions, and the historian of the manners.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
A noble passion is very rare; believe me; as rare as any other very noble thing.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
Yet amid this eager, passionate life I felt a dreary sense of outsideness.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
I will love you tenderly and passionately.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
He paced the room, tossed by a passion such as his wife had never before seen.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Pity was always Mary's ruling passion.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Then a passionate light flooded his eyes as he looked into the face of his girl wife.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
My connection with her represents the supreme passion of my passionate youth.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
With passions that prompt her to seek both sexes, she belongs to neither.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
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In poetry:

But comes a time, when waves and wind,
In restful quietude remain,
A change then comes upon the mind,
And stormy passion's recent reign.
"By The Lake" by Thomas Frederick Young
Oh, God of May have mercy.
Bless these withered bodies
with the passion of your resurrection;
make their dead veins flow with blood again.
"When Autumn Came" by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
What passions hast thou satisfied,
What strong desires hast vanquished,
That thou hast all things thus defied
And joy and sorrow banished?
"The King And The Mountain" by R S Ward
There is nothing more that they can do
For all their passionate care,
Those who sit in dust, the blessed few,
And weep and rend their hair:
"Easter Even" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Trying for control, to be still,
To quell the passion of the blood;
Until I had bent down on my knees
Praying for joy in the sight of decay.
"The Groundhog" by Richard Eberhart
But who is he that slowly follows ?
Mark the grief that fades his form !
In each wan feature passion struggles,
Passion's wild tumultuous storm.
"The Last Adieu" by Laura Sophia Temple

In news:

Reuben Saltzman is a second-generation home inspector with a passion for his work.
Ron Hansen's 'A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion' thrills to a clumsy murder.
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, Scribner, 256 pp.
So deep is my passion for coffee that I'm excited each night to wake up to it each morning.
Come Into My Kitchen Cook loves to share passion for Italian food.
Leon Chamberlain just might be the ultimate contradiction a blue-collar worker with a passion for poetry.
Milwaukee Ballet's Common People premiered at the Premieres of Passionate Dance at The Marcus Center, featuring music by Ben Folds with William Shatner voice-overs from the album Has Been.
Crime, Punishment and the Passions of Miranda.
COLUMBIA — For Jim Thaxter, traditional dancing became a passion early in his life.
They have passion for their craft but are positioning themselves for a future that may leave newspapers behind.
Eight years ago, they left their corporate careers and McMansion in suburban Cincinnati for warm weather and a new passion: cooking.
The pleas were passionate and personal.
He's passionate about it, and about so much else.
I have decided to take a small break from the political side of life and instead focus on the history side of life (my true passion).
Mary Dearing Lazarus has a passion for cleaning.
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In science:

Galois’s passionate words “je n’ai pas de temps” were applicable to him, he choose to concentrate on other things.
Simple Lie superalgebras and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p
As successful as he has been for so many years, his continuing hard work and dedication reveals his genuine passion and love for mathematics.
On the Positive Mass, Penrose, an ZAS Inequalities in General Dimension
ACKNOWLEDGMENT We wish to acknowledge the passionate contributions of Francisco Esquembre and Fu-Kwun Hwang for their ideas, knowledge and insights in the co-creation of interactive digital media for education.
Leveraging on Easy Java Simulation tool and open source computer simulation library to create interactive digital media for mass customization of high school physics curriculum
Stachel (eds.), Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-Distance: Quantum Mechanical Studies for Abner Shimony, Volume Two.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
Furthermore it is usually expressed with great conviction or at least great passion.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
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