passion[ pash-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF passion
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PASSION
He grew pale with passion, turned on his heel, and strode away.
Malbone, greedy of emotion, was drinking to the dregs a passion that could have no to-morrow.
It swept him away; this revival of passion was irresistible.
There is no passion in your veins; it is only a sort of sympathetic selfishness.
It is but a feeble destiny that is wrecked by passion, when it should be ennobled.
When your obstinacy is equal to any other person's passion, blame not your brother.
It is impossible to doubt that this passion is fatal to more than the purse.
Austin was looking at her with the light of passion in his eyes.
All the magical phrases in the play are phrases of jealousy, passion, and pity.
There had been no passion in the interview, and there was none in the touch of his hand.
late 12c., "sufferings of Christ on the Cross," from Old French passion "Christ's passion, physical suffering" (10c.), from Late Latin passionem (nominative passio) "suffering, enduring," from past participle stem of Latin pati "to suffer, endure," possibly from PIE root *pe(i)- "to hurt" (cf. Sanskrit pijati "reviles, scorns," Greek pema "suffering, misery, woe," Old English feond "enemy, devil," Gothic faian "to blame").
Sense extended to sufferings of martyrs, and suffering generally, by early 13c.; meaning "strong emotion, desire" is attested from late 14c., from Late Latin use of passio to render Greek pathos. Replaced Old English þolung (used in glosses to render Latin passio), literally "suffering," from þolian (v.) "to endure."
Sense of "sexual love" first attested 1580s; that of "strong liking, enthusiasm, predilection" is from 1630s. The passion-flower so called from 1630s.