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extreme in degree, strength, or effect

intensely sustained, especially in activity

resulting from or affecting one's innermost feelings

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possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

extremely sharp or intense

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(of color) having the highest saturation

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Goin' up, goin' up," Billy chortled, as they drove on through the winding hills past another lake of intensest blue.
And now that star was throwing its intensest lustre on their hearts.
It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
Why should I rush for help to a new course, when I was only suffering from the consequences of a deed which had been the act of my intensest will?
But believe me, believe me, my simple-hearted friends, that in this highly moral verse, in this academical blessing to the world in general in the French language, is hidden the intensest gall and bitterness; but so well concealed is the venom, that I dare say the poet actually persuaded himself that his words were full of the tears of pardon and peace, instead of the bitterness of disappointment and malice, and so died in the delusion.
The sudden sense of exposure after the re-established sense of safety came--not to the coarse organization of a criminal but to-- the susceptible nerve of a man whose intensest being lay in such mastery and predominance as the conditions of his life had shaped for him.
I needed a way of dealing with very complex and scattered material which was demanding a different kind of unity from that imposed on it by the isolated, single poem: in which certain experiences needed to find both their intensest rendering and to join with other experiences not logically or chronologically connected in any obvious way .
It was the interior paramour who said that the world imagined was not only the highest good but also the intensest rendezvous.
With his encouragement, I applied to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where I lived and studied for two years, years that--passed in that community of kids and adults devoting their lives to art--still seem the intensest of my life.
He is in the intensest blaze of publicity," Hawthorne wrote of his friend Pierce (Abel 47).
It is because nay limitations are such that I can't be physically attracted except under circumstances--I can love, feel the intensest affection for a person ("a" person is good)--and on the other hand the animal instinct is absolutely independent of anything almost--sad but true.
Scott sees the poet's perception of the world as bearing much the same understanding of the world: the "poetic experience is suffused, in its intensest modes, with an awareness of the world, in its concrete phenomenality, as a sacrament of divine immanence" (Negative Capability 103).