Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Has this fearful pestilence no power to restrain the appetites and passions of the people?

A little of it is all right—but don't be a slave to your passions.

For, Madam, could I be supposed to govern the passions of either of the gentlemen?

And what is the eloquence that gives rise to all these passions?

Coleridge calls "Lear," "the open and ample playground of Nature's passions."

The habit of ennui was stronger than all my passions put together.

All my passions were roused, and my mind and body kept in continual activity.

But neither his heart nor his reason had ever again been enslaved by his passions.

What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth!

The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker.