Passion Week

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Passion Week the week before Easter
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Passion Week the week preceding Easter Sunday
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wice; Dut. week, Ger. woche.

Usage

In literature:

Three times a week the favourite flew into a passion and rated Forstner for the tardiness of the building.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
An hour's passion will tell more on the constitution than a week's work.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
The smouldering passion that had been accumulating for weeks boiled up.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
On the Thursday in Passion week, which fell on the 6th of April, Mr. and Mrs. Quickenham came to Bullhampton Vicarage.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The moment for which he had longed so passionately had come at last; all those weary weeks had now received their reward.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
Well, to some hearts love speaks His whole tale of passion in brief little weeks.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In Passion Week, Jeanne d'Arc fell sick.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
Next week was Passion Week, and full of occupation.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
He showed the effect of stormy weeks of passion as he stood a moment, silent.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
But in the weeks of struggle, privation, and passion a new Peter Nicholaevitch was born.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
In those weeks we gave way so to our passions, that we were worn out.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
A week ago, I avowed a pretended passion, to gain my life!
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Duncannon, whom I saw afterwards, seemed to be of the same opinion, that it would be best not to sit in Passion Week.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
Footnote 5: Thursday of Passion-week, 1525.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Passion Week, in London, is distinctly an ascetic period; there is really an approach to sackcloth and ashes.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
For the hatred of Celia, who did not think of her once a week, was grown to a passion.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, August 1908" by Various
Only a few weeks ago he had come back to England, with money enough to keep him alive and a fine burning passion of revenge.
"The Duchess of Wrexe" by Hugh Walpole
Every evil passion must have worked therein to disfigure it so wretchedly within six short weeks.
"The Silent Mill" by Hermann Sudermann
Seville meant to be awfully devout during Passion Week, and awfully jolly the week after.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
And so the still Passion week wore on.
"The Ravens and the Angels" by Elizabeth Rundle Charles
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In poetry:

When Passion week started and Jesus
Came down to the city, that day
Hosannahs burst out at his entry
And palm leaves were strewn in his way.
"Bad Days" by Boris Pasternak
And so it ends,
We who were lovers may be friends.
I have some weeks in which to steel
My heart and teach myself to feel
Only a sober tenderness
Where once was passion's loveliness.
"And so it ends" by Victoria Sackville-West

In news:

It's interesting to me how passionate last week's debate got about the failures of "the other", whether it be motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian.
This week on Winchester's Deadly Passion I head to New Mexico for two elk hunts—one with a bow, and another with a muzzleloader.
If you had to describe this past week's introductory meeting between school officials and area manufacturers as a first date, you could say it ended with a passionate kiss and an agreement to meet again.
Christians around the world raised palm branches in traditional observances launching Holy Week , which for believers marks the Passion, death and Resurrection of Jesus.
It's tough to make a good job better, but writing weekly columns about your passion helps.
Soundgarden, Sigur Ros, Passion Pit on sale this week.
Barely a week after four people were found shot dead outside an unlicensed boarding house in Northridge, a bill that would regulate such homes drew passionate responses Monday.
In the process of writing this week's story about ancestry and interviewing people passionate about genealogy research, my interest in the subject understandably was piqued.
Last week's "Over The River" hearings gave Fremont County Commissioners an earful as residents passionately spoke in favor and against the proposed temporary art project.
In the past few weeks, we've asked you to tell us about the most passionate people you know in the Bay Area so that we can share their stories with our listeners.
In this week's Everyday Heroes, a local woman who has a real passion for primates has dedicated her entire life to the recovery and rehabilitation of mistreated monkeys.
This week's selection comes from the heart of Tuscany where there is a passion for wine, food and fashion — in that order.
Restaurant Week chefs share drive, passion for food.
The musician visited Georgetown this week, and delivered a passionate and lengthy speech about change, activism, and his ONE campaign to fight international poverty and disease.
This year, the Maui Weekly recognizes five extraordinary individuals who contribute tirelessly behind the scenes with passion and dedication to make a positive impact on Maui.
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