A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response to an object or a situation, based on or tied to physical state and sensory data.
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The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights, […], the height and vastness of this noble fane, its antiquity and its strength—all these things seemed to have their part as causes of the thrilling emotion
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A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.
Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.
- We share a passion for books.
, date=January 16
, author=Saj Chowdhury
, title=Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle
, passage=That was partly because of a swirling wind that made precision passing difficult and also a derby atmosphere where the emphasis seemed to be on passion
rather than football.}}
An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.
sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional
- It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion .
The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.
A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.
(obsolete) Suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress.
- We shared a night of passion .
* Wyclif Bible (Rom. viii. 18)
- a cardiac passion
(obsolete) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; opposed to action .
* John Locke
- the passions of this time
(obsolete) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
* Francis Bacon
- A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and, when set is motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.
(obsolete) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.
- mouldable and not mouldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter
(obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.
- to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle. (rfex)
* ardor, fire in the belly, zeal
* passion fruit, passionfruit
* Passion Sunday
* passion pop
(obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
To give a passionate character to.
- Dumbly she passions , frantically she doteth.