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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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I say, in earnest, that I should probably have been able to discover even in that a peculiar sort of enjoyment--the enjoyment, of course, of despair; but in despair there are the most intense enjoyments, especially when one is very acutely conscious of the hopelessness of one's position.
Towards two o'clock in the morning, the burning light reappeared, not less intense, about five miles to windward of the Abraham Lincoln.
At ten minutes to eleven in the evening, the electric light reappeared three miles to windward of the frigate, as pure, as intense as during the preceding night.
While this passed, Hester Prynne had been standing on her pedestal, still with a fixed gaze towards the stranger -- so fixed a gaze that, at moments of intense absorption, all other objects in the visible world seemed to vanish, leaving only him and her.
She had borne that morning all that nature could endure; and as her temperament was not of the order that escapes from too intense suffering by a swoon, her spirit could only shelter itself beneath a stony crust of insensibility, while the faculties of animal life remained entire.
I saw the old man gasp as if for breath while he threw himself amid the crowd; but I thought that the intense agony of his countenance had, in some measure, abated.
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.
Their projectile, the course of which they could not alter, was rushing straight on this ignited mass, more intense than the open mouth of an oven.
The light which saturated the ether was so wonderfully intense, that Michel, drawing Barbicane and Nicholl to his window, exclaimed, "The invisible moon, visible at last
No outlet was observed in any portion of its vast extent, and no torch, or other artificial source of light was discernible; yet a flood of intense rays rolled throughout, and bathed the whole in a ghastly and inappropriate splendour.
I can hear again, as I write, the intense hush in which the sounds of evening dropped.
It seems the minds of these people are so taken up with intense speculations, that they neither can speak, nor attend to the discourses of others, without being roused by some external taction upon the organs of speech and hearing; for which reason, those persons who are able to afford it always keep a flapper
Once or twice I had a feeling of intense fear for which I could perceive no definite reason.
The cold was so intense that they had frequently to dismount and travel on foot, lest they should freeze in their saddles.
Blessingbourne pursued, "but I never know, in such intense discussions, what strange impression I may give.