passion


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Synonyms for passion

Synonyms for passion

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

Synonyms for passion

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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I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual.
Certainly neither rich men--those sultans of society who fill their harems--nor middle-class men, who follow the well-beaten high- road of prejudices; nor women who, not choosing to understand the passions of artists, impose the yoke of their virtues upon men of genius, imagining that the two sexes are governed by the same laws.
Oh, if men would but understand the mysterious passions of her tender heart, and see the poem which lurks in each of her little tears
They parted; the Indian girl in tears, and the madcap trapper more than ever, with his thwarted passion.
Lilla was next to Mimi in his hate--Lilla, the harmless, tender-hearted, sweet-natured girl, whose heart was so full of love for all things that in it was no room for the passions of ordinary life--whose nature resembled those doves of St.
He imagined there had been some misunderstanding between Louis and La Valliere in the park, which had resulted in a slight quarrel; and that the king, who was not ordinarily sulky by disposition, but completely absorbed by his passion for La Valliere, had taken a dislike to every one because his mistress had shown herself offended with him.
That passion which more than all others caused you to waver on the path of virtue," said the Mason.
And, seeing man thus as a part of nature, elevated and solemnized in proportion as his daily life and occupations brought him into companionship with permanent natural objects, he was able to appreciate passion in the lowly.
There is nothing very complex or stimulating about the passion of war, when men kill one another unseen; where you feel the sting in your heart which comes from God knows where, and you crumple up, with never a chance to have a go at the chap who has potted you from the trenches, or behind a rock, a thousand yards off.
You remember that passion or spirit appeared at first sight to be a kind of desire, but now we should say quite the contrary; for in the conflict of the soul spirit is arrayed on the side of the rational principle.
How we glow over these novels of passion, when the story is told with any spark of truth and nature
She had not been many times in the captain's company before she was seized with this passion.
Although all Vronsky's inner life was absorbed in his passion, his external life unalterably and inevitably followed along the old accustomed lines of his social and regimental ties and interests.
All thy passions in the end became virtues, and all thy devils angels.