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The girl's eyes met his with passionate sorrow in their misty deeps.

We can expect from him new words or a new method in the painting of passionate desire.

This is the language of passionate exaggeration, one might say.

He had none of the direct, passionate, conscienceless resolution of Laertes.

She had come through so much that every nerve was crying in passionate protest.

She sat down flat on the floor and burst into passionate weeping.

This outburst from Mrs. Porter startled the girl; it was so passionate, so vehement.

The throb of these sounds was as a background to the evening--fierce, passionate, barbaric.

And she threw herself on his breast and burst into passionate tears.

They had all the passionate sorrow of children over some grief not understood.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "angry; emotional," from Medieval Latin passionatus "affected with passion," from Latin passio (genitive passionis) "passion" (see passion). Specific sense of "amorous" is attested from 1580s. Related: Passionately.

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