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Passion and Dedication Definitions

Passion

Strong or powerful emotion
A crime of passion.

Dedication

The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.

Passion

A powerful emotion, such as anger or joy
A spirit governed by intense passions.

Dedication

A note prefixed to a literary, artistic, or musical composition dedicating it to someone in token of affection or esteem.

Passion

A state of strong sexual desire or love
"His desire flared into a passion he could no longer check" (Barbara Taylor Bradford).

Dedication

A rite or ceremony of dedicating.
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Passion

The object of such desire or love
She became his passion.

Dedication

Selfless devotion
Served the public with dedication and integrity.

Passion

Boundless enthusiasm
His skills as a player don't quite match his passion for the game.

Dedication

(uncountable) The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
Work with dedication

Passion

The object of such enthusiasm
Soccer is her passion.

Dedication

(countable) A note addressed to a patron or friend, prefixed to a work of art as a token of respect, esteem, or affection.
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Passion

An abandoned display of emotion, especially of anger
He's been known to fly into a passion without warning.

Dedication

(countable) A ceremony marking an official completion or opening.

Passion

The sufferings of Jesus in the period following the Last Supper and including the Crucifixion, as related in the New Testament.

Dedication

(legal) The deliberate or negligent surrender of all rights to property.

Passion

A narrative, musical setting, or pictorial representation of Jesus's sufferings.

Dedication

The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.
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Passion

Martyrdom
The passion of Saint Margaret.

Dedication

A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.

Passion

A true desire sustained or prolonged.

Dedication

An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.

Passion

Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or extreme hate.
We share a passion for books.

Dedication

Complete and wholehearted fidelity

Passion

Fervor, determination.

Dedication

A ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

Passion

An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.
It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion.

Dedication

A message that makes a pledge

Passion

Sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional.
We shared a night of passion.

Dedication

A short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something

Passion

The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.

Dedication

The act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action;
His long commitment to public service
They felt no loyalty to a losing team

Passion

A display, musical composition, or play meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.

Passion

(obsolete) Suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress.
A cardiac passion

Passion

(obsolete) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition

Passion

(obsolete) The capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

Passion

(obsolete) An innate attribute, property, or quality of a thing.
[...] to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle.

Passion

(obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.

Passion

(obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

Passion

(transitive) To give a passionate character to.

Passion

A suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress (as, a cardiac passion); specifically, the suffering of Christ between the time of the last supper and his death, esp. in the garden upon the cross.
To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs.

Passion

The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; - opposed to action.
A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and, when set in motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.

Passion

Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
Moldable and not moldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter.

Passion

The state of the mind when it is powerfully acted upon and influenced by something external to itself; the state of any particular faculty which, under such conditions, becomes extremely sensitive or uncontrollably excited; any emotion or sentiment (specifically, love or anger) in a state of abnormal or controlling activity; an extreme or inordinate desire; also, the capacity or susceptibility of being so affected; as, to be in a passion; the passions of love, hate, jealously, wrath, ambition, avarice, fear, etc.; a passion for war, or for drink; an orator should have passion as well as rhetorical skill.
We also are men of like passions with you.
The nature of the human mind can not be sufficiently understood, without considering the affections and passions, or those modifications or actions of the mind consequent upon the apprehension of certain objects or events in which the mind generally conceives good or evil.
The term passion, and its adverb passionately, often express a very strong predilection for any pursuit, or object of taste - a kind of enthusiastic fondness for anything.
The bravery of his grief did put meInto a towering passion.
The ruling passion, be it what it will,The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Who walked in every path of human life,Felt every passion.
When statesmen are ruled by faction and interest, they can have no passion for the glory of their country.

Passion

Disorder of the mind; madness.

Passion

Passion week. See Passion week, below.

Passion

To give a passionate character to.

Passion

To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.

Passion

Strong feeling or emotion

Passion

Intense passion or emotion

Passion

Something that is desired intensely;
His rage for fame destroyed him

Passion

An irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action

Passion

A feeling of strong sexual desire

Passion

Any object of warm affection or devotion;
The theater was her first love
He has a passion for cock fighting

Passion

The suffering of Jesus at the crucifixion

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