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Time and time again, I have smiled at her intenseness, and I have chided her for it.

Probably no actor has conceived passion with the intenseness and life that he does.

I feel an intenseness of love, and long that all should be partakers of it.

His honest Andalusian face was grave with an intenseness of sincerity.

When refresh ourselves, unbending our minds from this intenseness of care?

But this is abundantly compensated by the intenseness and constancy of her affections.

And do not the vibrations of this medium in hot bodies, contribute to the intenseness and duration of their heat?

The struggle was renewed with an agony and intenseness of energy that betrayed itself in deep-drawn gasps.

When the sheet had fallen back on the bed, Michael was deathly pale, with a look of intenseness gleaming in his eyes.

There was an intenseness which was almost a note of anguish in Mrs. MacNairn's answer, even though her voice was very low.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Middle French intense (13c.), from Latin intensus "stretched, strained, tight," originally past participle of intendere "to stretch out, strain" (see intend); thus, literally, "high-strung." Related: Intensely.

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