• WordNet 3.6
    • n passionateness a strong feeling or emotion
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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Passion fruits have a tranquilizing effect on the body
    • n Passionateness The state or quality of being passionate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A passionate kiss uses up 6.4 calories per minute.
    • n passionateness The state or character of being passionate or subject to passion.
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  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    “We are never like angels till our passion dies.”
  • Arthur James Balfour
    Arthur James Balfour
    “Ask with urgency and passion.”
  • Antoine Rivarol
    “Reason is the historian, but passions are the actors.”
  • Henri Frederic Amiel
    “Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls, has never been the law of societies.”
  • John Milton
    “He who reins within himself and rules passions, desires, and fears is more than a king”
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “Tenderness is the rest of passion.”


In literature:

But into the slight occasion the girl threw an animation, a passion, that glorified it.
"The Marriage of William Ashe" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Perplexing questions were these, provoking an inward struggle which increased his passion, riveted his bonds.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
To talk of the passion of a play being hidden by the paint, and of sentiment being killed by scenery, is mere emptiness and folly of words.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
He did the same sort of work in poems of nature, of human life, of moments of passion, of states of the soul.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
The tolerance of a temperament given to philosophy rather than passion.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Passionate appeals are made to the corpse: 'Arise!
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
While a passionate sultriness prevails in the mind there is no end to its luxuriance.
"The Life of Reason" by George Santayana
The passions belonging to self-preservation are the strongest of all the passions.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
No matter how fine your intelligence is, it can't ride anywhere except on the backs of your own passions.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
And in excess of passion the Rishi cursed Agni, saying, 'Thou shalt eat of all things.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
His mouth became a scrawl, he uttered a growl, he swayed with passion, he moved his hands at his side in a sort of twisting motion.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
He was a hard drinker, cruel to horses, a gambler not above stacking the cards, a quick-tempered, passionate Southerner.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
We shall find no vehement outbursts of passion, breaking loose from the fetters of sacred convention.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Grant was a shrill-voiced boy, impulsive and passionately generous and all but obsessed with a desire to protect the weak.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
In Hazlitt's hands the essay was an instrument for the expression of serious thought and virile passion.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Often he would visit the picture galleries, of which he was passionately fond.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
She might arouse his passion and fire his blood, but when the passion and the fire burned out, what remained?
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
He should guard against strong love or passion.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
There is the tank in which all the impurities of passion may be washed away.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
The passions roused were deep passions, the sorrows suffered were real sorrows.
"Barbara Lynn" by Emily J. Jenkinson

In poetry:

Alas! to seize the moment
When heart inclines to heart,
And press a suit with passion,
Is not a woman's part.
"Song From The Spanish Of Iglesias" by William Cullen Bryant
Or, to the thrush's full, rich song
That gushes from her breast,
And hushes all wild Passion's throng
To rest?
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
Could we live it over again,
Were it worth the pain,
Could the passionate past that is fled
Call back its dead!
"Roses and Rue" by Oscar Wilde
Her passions the shy violet
From Hafiz never hides;
Love-longings of the raptured bird
The bird to him confides.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
And forever and forever,
As long as the river flows,
As long as the heart has passions,
As long as life has woes;
"The Bridge" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And found life only passion wide
’Twixt mouth and wine.
She ceased to search, and growing wise
Became less fine.
"To A Cabaret Dancer" by Djuna Barnes

In news:

Passion, Creativity and Recreational Players.
The Passion of David Bazan .
"My passion and love is hunting hounds," Mike Martell says.
In Thursday's "Nicole Wants to Know" segment, NewsChannel 7's Nicole Morten shows us a local bee keeper's passion for honey.
Ray Hudson brings his unbridled soccer passion to a new network, beIN Sport.
You and Béla Fleck are two boundary-pushing musicians who share a passion for jazz, classical and bluegrass music.
I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes.
Walter Bruning's passions are pointing dogs, shotguns and upland birds.
"Passion Play," with Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke, is now in theaters.
A Lifelong Passion for Baseball.
Marketers have a sort of code for talking about this -- they talk about how the young athletes they promote have "heart" or "passion".
Legacies & Longevity: Families passionate about carrying on farming tradition.
Louis' own Old Lights opened the second day of LouFest with class and passion.
Follow your passion and 'take the job that you would take if you were independently wealthy.
She wants to reignite the passion.

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
Many great musicians often made little technical mistakes like a wrong note, a rushed note, etc. while their performances were filled with passion and can touch the heart and soul of their audience (which are what actually made them great).
Music in Terms of Science
Stachel (eds.), Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-Distance: Quantum Mechanical Studies for Abner Shimony, Volume Two.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
Christian, J. (1999a), “Potentiality, Entanglement and Passion-at-a-distance”, e-print quant-ph/9901008, to appear in Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics.
Why the Quantum Must Yield to Gravity
Proponents are usually passionate in their support and sometimes virulent in their criticisms.
Open source software and peer review
Frank, Robert (1989) Passions within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions. W W Norton, New York.
Deviants' Dilemma - The Simulation
The standard work by Kent Beck is a well-written book; you could distinctly hear students talking about it passionately in lab sessions not long after it was made an additional but nonessential reading.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers
Both Tom and Paneitz (who also died tragically, already as a graduate student) were students of Irving Segal at MIT, where Irving’s passion for all things conformal inspired them.
Future Directions of Research in Geometry: A Summary of the Panel Discussion at the 2007 Midwest Geometry Conference
In Lehmann (2008B), he wrote, “My passion was German literature, my dream to become a writer, perhaps another Thomas Mann or Gottfried Kel ler.” Surely it was this passion that drove Erich to write his successful and influential books.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
While he was always collected when he addressed the challenges that I faced, he was a passionate person and was ardent when he spoke about math.
The Functional Equation and Beyond Endoscopy
The best researchers are driven by passion and the inklings of a superior way of doing things.
True Peer Review
Wigner maintained his passion for this sub ject throughout his life.
Wigner's Last Papers on Spacetime Symmetries
III p. 14, p. 246, [100]) had some weaknesses pointed out by Roger (not Joseph) Liouville in a passionating discussion with Painlev´e in the Comptes Rendus (see Oeuvres vol.
The Painlev\'e approach to nonlinear ordinary differential equations