impassioned impassioned  /ɪm ˈpæ ʃənd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characterized by intense emotion

Usage(s):

  1. That was because they were inclined to resent the impassioned glory of Cavalleria Rusticana which Mascagni had recently given them.
  2. Chambers' startling statements touched off an impassioned and bitter national debate.

News

  1. Ulster County officials hear both sides on rail trail issue

    KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County lawmakers have gotten impassioned pleas from Catskill Mountain Railroad supporters to not let track be torn up, while rail trail enthusiasts are pointing to a study as showing why pedestrian use of the Kingston-to-Phoenicia rail bed should receive priority.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

  2. Feb. 27, 1812: Rage, Rage Against the Industrial Age

    The poet Lord Byron makes an impassioned speech before the House of Lords in an attempt to convince Parliament not to enact the death penalty against the Luddites. He fails.        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Negaunee board votes against food service privatization

    NEGAUNEE - An impassioned audience of about 50 people applauded when the Negaunee school board decided Monday night to not privatize its food services for the coming school year.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Mining Journal

Quotes

  1. "Our peoples resemble one and other and they admire each other and that is precisely why they have this strong bond - an impassioned relation which is not simple but it is always beautiful," said President Sarkozy. "And I also came to say...
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Chosun Ilbo

  2. Prodi said in a eulogy that Pavarotti "made music an instrument of life and against war" and called him an "impassioned ambassador for Italy".
    on Sep 8, 2007 By: Romano Prodi Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The legacy of Jim's impassioned leadership will be his tireless pursuit of excellence, his inspired championing of workplace diversity and the mentoring he practiced that paved the way for so many of our senior executives leading Ford today,"...
    on Apr 6, 2006 By: Bill Ford Source: MSNBC

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