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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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Shaking this off with a gasp and a struggle, I uplifted myself upon the pillows, and, peering earnestly within the intense darkness of the chamber, hearkened-- I know not why, except that an instinctive spirit prompted me--to certain low and indefinite sounds which came, through the pauses of the storm, at long intervals, I knew not whence.
The first thing that struck her eye was the furnace, that hot and feverish worker, with the intense glow of its fire, which by the quantities of soot clustered above it seemed to have been burning for ages.
Intense thought had set its stamp upon every previous page of that volume, but the thoughts of years were all concentrated upon the last.
It was something even more intense than despair that I then observed upon the countenance of the singular being whom I had watched so pertinaciously.
Then for a moment there was intense stillness, made horrible by a presage of what was to come.
Nearer she came, and yet nearer, every creature in that vast assemblage watching her movements with intense anxiety.
There was silence for a few moments, while Dorothea sat as if she had been turned to marble, though the life within her was so intense that her mind had never before swept in brief time over an equal range of scenes and motives.
The wonderful projectile was not even heated under the intense deflagration of the powder, nor liquefied, as they seemed to fear, in a shower of aluminum.
It will soon diminish, because we are already floating in space, and after having nearly stifled, we shall have to suffer intense cold.
Its light, rendered bluish by the thick strata of the atmosphere was less intense than that of the crescent moon, but it was of considerable dimensions, and looked like an enormous arch stretched across the firmament.
Vronsky had put his name down, bought a thoroughbred English mare, and in spite of his love affair, he was looking forward to the races with intense, though reserved, excitement.
Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied.
The intense suffering of this experience left a lasting stamp on Dostoevsky's mind.
You're relaxed, and you screw around when it's OK, and when it comes time to be intense and serious, you're intense and serious.