* (jump) in pain
The condition of someone who suffers; a state of pain or distress.
, date=December 14
, author=Steven Morris
, title=Devon woman jailed for 168 days for killing kitten in microwave
, passage=Robins, of Torquay, had denied a single charge of causing unnecessary suffering
to an animal. She claimed the microwave was accidentally turned on by one of the cats after the kitten got inside. But Knutton said the kitten was too small to even get onto the work surface.}}
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.