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powerful, intense emotion

the passionate affection and desire felt by lovers for each other

a strong, enthusiastic liking for something

passionate devotion to or interest in a cause or subject, for example

a subject or activity that inspires lively interest

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the trait of being intensely emotional

something that is desired intensely

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a feeling of strong sexual desire

any object of warm affection or devotion

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the suffering of Jesus at the Crucifixion

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Since 2013, Heidi Wagner has made The Passions Project the central focus of her creative work.
Here I think of Joe Moshenskas essay on metaphor and touching, which is interesting and well written, but not clearly related to the study of the passions.
Yet Cuda also wants to insist on finding a redemptive interpretation of Mann's figuration of the passions in his later works, where instead of a fearful stance toward the corruption and uncontrollabilities of unhealthy passions, we discover a "gradual recognition that the passions are not merely corruptive, destructive, or disruptive but that they may create, concentrate, and build anew" (168).
The last three articles of this book argue that the passions in abstracto are ambivalent with regard to the political.
Chapter 2 focuses on the question of whether the Passions were conceived to be dramatic in a manner similar to opera.
To begin with, he seeks to make the case for their significance against those Stoics, ancient and modern, who see them as aberrant, asocial, and radically opposed to a "reasoned and morally responsible picture of the will)' The passions, he argues, are the "least culturally constructed materials" we have.
A brief look at the existing secondary literature on the passions according to Thomas Aquinas shows us that the older literature on this topic is historically oriented.
There was also the imagination, and the passions of the heart, making their way out of the soul.
The book contains many beautiful and moving reproductions of paintings and sculptures of Christ, the Crucifixion, the Last Supper, and related images, whose expressive character (meditative, dramatic, and so on) is linked to the Passion music of the same era.
It is a great American tragedy that the passions of Clinton and the Republicans - two bitter enemies who can't see past their own questionable behavior and perceived self-interests - are punishing the nation.
4) Similarly, historians who have analyzed the rhetoric of the passions and interests in contemporary debates about obligation have focused on self-interest, greed, or acquisitiveness rather than on erotic love.
Commercials will air on the NBC television network, targeting women 18-49, in support of the Passions Online web site.
Arthur's fight with Maleger at the end of Book Two is a figure of Christ's conquering the passions in His Passion, death in His Death, not of an atonement in the juridical sense.
Only de Sales gives her a place of prominence somewhat comparable to the one that she held in the Passions of the late Middle Ages.
The Passions of Shakespeare's Tragic Heroes presents itself as a book written "against the grain of much recent modern criticism" 17), a term by which the author evidently means cultural poetics.