Phrases with "passionate"

The scruples which troubled him had filled his mind with phantoms, and had prompted in him the passionate animosity he had displayed at a certain moment. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

No! In place of these, a passionate yearning arose in this woman’s haughty soul; a flood of sudden tenderness rushed across the black darkness of her mind. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

I hate you — I hate you!’ He recoiled a few paces, and stood looking at her with a countenance in which the passionate love of a moment ago gave place to gloomy anger. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Aroused in the chill and bitter dawn he stood at reveille and listened to a passionate harangue from Captain Dunning: “You men may think the war is over. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

They dwelt obstinately, unceasingly upon Montesma, the man whose influence had awakened the slumbering soul from its torpor, had stirred the deeps of a passionate nature. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

H. G. Wells That the personal egotism should be subordinated to and overwhelmed by a pervading Will to Live filled his soul with passionate rebellion and coloured his exposition with the hues of despair. Mankind in the Making by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins I can’t get back! I can’t get back?” she cried, with a passionate outburst of despairchecked instantly the moment it had escaped her. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Henry James The young man, at the thought that he had lost several hours, and that by hard riding he might already have been with his wife, uttered a passionate oath. The romance of certain old clothes by Henry James [1868]

Anthony Trollope When she bowed her head over his breast a day or two afterwards, she could have spoken to him with the full words of passionate love had not maiden fear repressed her. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

D. H. Lawrence The sun clung to her hair, and kissed her with passionate splashes of colour brought from the vermilion, dying creeper outside. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

William Makepeace Thackeray The silence is peopled with the past; sorrowful remorses for sins and short-comings — memories of passionate joys and griefs rise out of their graves, both now alike calm and sad. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Virginia Woolf The passionate and feeling heart of Orlando knew the truth. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Thomas Hardy Neither had she ever said a word about her relations with Mr. Phillotson. Suddenly, however, quite a passionate letter arrived from Sue. She was quite lonely and miserable, she told him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Edith Wharton A sort of passionate honesty in her made it inconceivable that he should try to draw her into that familiar trap. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

George Meredith Laetitia in passionate earnest besieges her. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

She fain would have cried aloud, amid a tempest of passionate sobs — “O my love, my love! you are dearer to me a hundred times by this cruel change. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

E. T. A. Hoffmann In a single word, you are on the point of becoming a confirmed and passionate gambler and ruining yourself. Gambler’s Luck by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It seems enough that I am there; and yet, Old fellow-student, whose most patient ear Heard all the anxiety of my passionate youth, It seems I must buy knowledge with my peace. Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats

Wilkie Collins Her passionate affection for my sister, her pride in the child’s beauty, I remember well, as also her uniform kindness and indulgence toward me. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

F. Scott Fitzgerald To create souls in men, to create fine happiness and fine despair she must remain deeply proud — proud to be inviolate, proud also to be melting, to be passionate and possessed. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Elizabeth Gaskell Wild passionate cry succeeded to cry —‘Frederick! Frederick! Come to me. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

George Gissing He spoke in a voice of passionate appeal. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Somehow or other the sight of Scudder’s dead face had made me a passionate believer in his scheme. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan [1915]

Sinclair Lewis With a passionate jerk she pushed up the window, looked out, the arched fingers of her left hand trembling on the sill, her right hand at her breast. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

George Meredith The passionate gladness of the lover was wanting: the chivalrous valiancy of manful joy. Beauchamp's Career by George Meredith [1875]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The quality of exaggeration, of thinness, which had made her passionate eyes and down-turning mouth absurd at eleven, was gone now. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Frances Hodgson Burnett A baby who was of great beauty and of a passionate soul was no trivial undertaking for a rheumatic old duchess, but—“Bring her to me,” she said. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

He raised and soothed her, however, with promises of safety, though in a voice that seemed to announce despair — and then turning from her, burst into a passionate soliloquy. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

The passionate bitterness of just hatred, that he had to choke down as though it were the infamous instinct of some nameless crime, was on him. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

He was a boy of passionate affections and his whole heart was given to his father and his sister. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

D. H. Lawrence Another passionate one out of Tevershall! The touch of him! For the bonds of love are ill to loose! ‘It’s terrible, once you’ve got a man into your blood!’ she said. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson A passionate rebellion, a kind of primitive hatred, gripped Maurice, and when Schilsky paused for breath, he could contain himself no longer. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Good-natured untidy Margaret watched with all the moist-eyed emotion of fourteen; George in a passionate envy and wild rebellion that he was only eleven and of no consequence to this martial moment. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

Arthur Conan Doyle His beard, streaked thickly with gray, bristled forward from his chin, and spoke of a passionate nature, while the long, finely cut face and firm mouth marked the leader of men. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Thomas Hardy Beside his bed, for that first time during a period of nearly twenty years, he fell down upon his knees in a passionate outburst of feeling. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Guy de Maupassan An intimacy of youth sprang up between them, a pleasant companionship which a common and passionate love for horses naturally fostered. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Algernon Blackwood In that sudden awakening had occurred the very psychological climax required to reveal the passionate emotion accumulated below. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Thomas Hardy On my journey to the inn I writhed under a passionate sense of wrong done me. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

He was leaving the room, when Clarissa stopped him with a passionate despairing cry. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

H. G. Wells She just came short of a passionate refusal of his proposal. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim So far as regards the Princess, she is an impulsive and passionate person, but she is also grande dame and a diplomatist. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

H. G. Wells And on its carcass the bullets must have been battering with more than the passionate violence of hail on a roof of tin. The Land Ironclads by H. G. Wells [1903]

The passionate yearning towards her companion shrank back upon herself. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The whole woman was alive with a passionate intensity, which I now perceived to be the phase in which her beauty culminated. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

George Eliot The very consciousness of her own limbs was a delight to her: she turned up her sleeves, and kissed her arms with the passionate love of life. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

George Gissing Grocer though I be, I come to claim you!” Thus would he speak and how could the reply be doubtful? In such a situation, all depends on the man’s strength and passionate resolve. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

What was left behind was not freedom of spirit or lightheartedness, but a passionate and nearly savage mental state of pity and distress. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

He was a passionate militarist and an amazing drill-master. A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad [1912]

H. G. Wells I fell at full length upon the floor, and the door slammed and shut out the passionate intensity of his face. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells [1896]

Then longing started, passionate longing for something which he knew was his own. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Edith Wharton Now a passionate pity had replaced his fatuous emotion, the baleful siren was only a misguided child, and he was to help and save her for Jim’s sake and her own. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

After long brooding, deepest thought interrupted ever and anon by a burst of passionate weeping, tears which would not be restrained, Hilda had made her plan. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Marjorie Bowen Lady Lyndwood’s passionate loathing of her lord had always been beyond her understanding; to her own nature strong feeling was impossible. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Gissing The Love of Emily’s worship was a spirit of passionate benignity, of ecstatic calm, holy in renunciations, pure unutterably in supreme attainment. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sally was quelled into silence by the gentle composure, the self-command over her passionate sorrow, which gave to Ruth an unconscious grandeur of demeanour as she came up to the old servant. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The violence of my inward conflict burst out at length in a passionate flood of tears, which I was unable to repress. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

G. K. Chesterton This revived excitement in Greek matters; “his passionate love of the Greek language” continued in him thenceforward till his death. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

George Gissing As he munched his bread he tried desperately to think, to remember; but all within him was a passionate misery, capable only of groans and curses. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

We may be of a passionate nature, we Sankers, but we don’t see ghosts. The Final Ending to it by Ellen Wood [1872]

His unrivalled power of expression was placed at the service of a passionate political conviction. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

Nathaniel Hawthorne They were now a little withdrawn from the window, face to face, and, as I could see by Zenobia’s emphatic gestures, were discussing some subject in which she, at least, felt a passionate concern. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Wilkie Collins What is he like? Do, pray tell me — what is he like?” There was a passionate impatience in her tone which warned me not to trifle with her. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

F. Scott Fitzgerald She kissed his mouth with a sort of passionate wholesomeness. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guy de Maupassan Like many others who do not admit it, he had always been waiting to meet the “impossible she,” to find the rare, unique, poetic and passionate being, the dream of whom hovers over our hearts. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

A passionate lover of nature, his imagination had no response to the arts by which nature is expressed or idealized; wholly unaffected by poetry or painting. A Strange Story by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1862]

Edith Wharton He saw now that his rage against Flamel was only the last projection of a passionate self-disgust. The Touchstone by Edith Wharton [1900]

Elizabeth Gaskell The passionate adjuration ended in tears — the first she had shed. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Kenneth Grahame Rat, who was in the stern of the boat, while Mole sculled, sat up suddenly and listened with a passionate intentness. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

George Meredith The vinous reverses the non-vinous passionate expression of the hat. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Leo Tolstoy He dreaded the passionate glances which fell upon her, that she not only did not understand but rejoiced in. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

E. Phillips Oppenheim His passionate action, although subsequently, in her saner moments, she believed it ill-deserved, had somehow purged away the ugliness of the moment. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

He was in no way a woman-hater, but there was nothing passionate in his liking for us. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

James Joyce That’s why I asked you if you wrote your poetry in Italian. — The temperaments at the door, Stephen interposed with, were very passionate about ten shillings. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

A life of passionate excitement, self-will, pride, had wasted the form and features of the elder, and made him look older than his actual years. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Wilkie Collins At intervals during the day, whenever he was alone, he took out the glove and kissed it with a devotion which was almost passionate in its fervor. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Olaf Stapledon Under the subsequent and more efficient Chinese rule this system of illicit capitalism in America was methodically destroyed, but it left a spirit of passionate individualism. Darkness and the Light by Olaf Stapledon

At this Snowball sprang to his feet, and shouting down the sheep, who had begun bleating again, broke into a passionate appeal in favour of the windmill. Animal Farm by George Orwell [1944]

Henry James In labor we must be as passionate as the inspired sibyl; in life we must be mere machines. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

George Gissing A passionate desire of self-assertion familiarised her with projects, with ideas, which formerly she had glanced at only to dismiss as ignoble. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Now in blessed treaty the bridegroom welcome a goddess; Now give a bride long-veil'd to her husband's passionate yearning. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

E. F. Benson This was her passionate affection for Ellen Nussey, whom she first saw when she arrived at Miss Wooler’s school, and whom at first she did not take to. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

William Hazlitt It is finer than Cleopatra’s passionate lamentation over his fallen grandeur, because it is more dim, unstable, unsubstantial. Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by William Hazlitt [1817]

D. H. Lawrence And he was a passionate man, wholesome and passionate. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Here was that which Kennedy understood and loved with a great and passionate affection. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

William Makepeace Thackeray One cannot retreat at will from the grasp of a passionate lover; one leaves behind one some fragment of one’s moral SELF, or the best part of one’s physical life. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

M. P. Shiel Simple he was, sensuous too, passionate enough. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Wilkie Collins The passionate strength of Magdalen’s love clung desperately to the sinking wreck of its own delusion — clung, until she tore herself from it, by plain force of will. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

D. H. Lawrence Ciccio was handsome now: without war-paint, and roused, fearless and at the same time suggestive, a dark, mysterious glamour on his face, passionate and remote. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy The significant closeness of that time to the present was another item to add to the list of passionate fears which were chronic with her now. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim The dumb grief in his eyes, which had been so piteous to witness, had changed suddenly into a furious, passionate anger. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

Olaf Stapledon Whatever its emotional root, its conscious expression, in the true sceptic, is a passionate moral loyalty to intellectual integrity. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

It was a labour of love, of passionate ardour, similar to the manly zeal of the great scholars of the Renaissance. This appetite had not been blunted by enforced toil in a prescribed groove. Gibbon by James Cotter Morison [1878]

The pair remained at the gate for several minutes, and before going indoors they exchanged embraces which Mrs Semprill describes as being of a passionate nature. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Guy de Maupassant He stayed there, motionless, bewildered and grieving-simple, passionate grief. Two Little Soldiers (Petit Soldat) by Guy de Maupassant [1885]

Margaret Oliphant He had consented that it was all true, that there was no further escape for him; but now again a passionate contradiction surged up within him. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

William Harrison Ainsworth I heard his frenzied words—his passionate entreaties. A Night's Adventure in Rome by William Harrison Ainsworth

George Elio But a passionate hate, as well as a passionate love, demands some leisure and mental freedom. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

D. H. Lawrence For his hands, her symbols of passionate love, filled her with horror as they rested now on his strong thighs. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Ralph Waldo Emerson We had in this region, twenty years ago, among our educated men, a sort of Arcadian fanaticism, a passionate desire to go upon the land, and unite farming to intellectual pursuits. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Olaf Stapledon His controlling motive is a passionate will to relieve hosts of individuals from tyranny and frustration. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Edith Wharton How, then, was an unprepared imagination to distinguish between such varied reflections of the elusive vision? She took refuge in a passionate exaggeration of her own ignorance and insufficiency. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

George Gissing When she was distant not many paces, Basil bent to his seated companion, and breathed in a passionate undertone: ‘My letter reached your hands, O fairest?’ ‘I received it—I read it. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Algernon Blackwood My soul rose up in a passionate protest that vainly sought to express itself in words. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Guy de Maupassan Attribute them to a passionate desire to be numbered among your acquaintances. The Unknown by Guy de Maupassan

Friedrich Schiller Similarity of age, of tastes, and of character soon produced an intimacy between them, which possessed all the strength of friendship and all the warmth and fervor of the most passionate love. The Sport of Destiny by Friedrich Schiller

I’m a hasty, passionate man. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

In this conflict Morier was bound to be a passionate sympathiser with the parties which included so many of his personal friends and which advocated principles so dear to his heart. Victorian Worthies by George Henry Blore

Henry James I could see that from this moment he would be filled with a passionate pity ever so little qualified by a sense of the girl’s fatuity and folly. Glasses by Henry James [1896]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Dead silence; a sort of holding of the breath, as if the house itself, and everybody in it, were waiting, in passionate yet fearful curiosity, for what would happen next. Mr Skeffington by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1940]

She has been running her head into a noose, and oh — ” Pausing, she clutched my arm with a passionate grasp: “Do you think there is any danger? Will they —” She could not go on. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Edith Wharton It was Justine’s turn to await with a passionate anxiety her husband’s home-coming; and when, on the third day, he reappeared, her dearly acquired self-control gave way to a tremulous eagerness. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

The wicked rattle of the drum aroused in me a passionate desire to destroy something, to break down the fence, to hit other boys. In the World by Maksim Gorky

But with the return of perfect consciousness there came terrible bursts of grief—grief that was loud and passionate in proportion to the impulsive vehemence of Eleanor Vane’s character. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Arnold Bennett Her championship of Minnie had been as passionate as her ruthless verdict upon Minnie’s dead mistress. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. G. Wells Never before had I known the quality of passionate kisses. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

He did not know that she was inspired by fury against himself — by passionate envy of his wife. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Maria Edgeworth She made this offer with such decision of spirit, with such passionate tenderness, as touched me to the very soul. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

She had loved Thomas Owen with a passionate love. The Mystery at Number Seven by Ellen Wood [1877]

Jules Verne He had a passionate taste for that noble profession, and his intention was to enter the army, toward which he felt himself attracted. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

Thomas Hardy Yes,” he went on, sitting down and unfolding Lucetta’s passionate bundle, “here they be. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

George Gissing When she could utter words, they were a passionate expression of gratitude. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Elizabeth Gaskell Yet her eyes fell veiled before that passionate look fixed upon her. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Lauretta was my ideal; her vile caprices, her terribly passionate violence, the torments she inflicted upon me at the piano — all these I bore with patience. The Fermata by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Sinclair Lewis He must be passionate on behalf of mankind. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Edith Wharton But to Charity, in the reaction from her mood of passionate exaltation, there was something disquieting in his silence. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

Henry James She was obliged to confess it to herself — she would have taken a passionate pleasure in talking of Gilbert Osmond to this innocent, diminutive creature who was so near him. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

His passionate lips were set hard now and his face had an expression of stern despair. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Besides this, he was an assiduous courtier, and he also found the time, among these various avocations, for carrying on at least two passionate love-affairs. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Margaret Oliphant A woman may be pardoned for feeling such a difference with a passionate soreness and sense of downfall. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Robert Louis Stevenson But it was strange to hear her unwearying flow of oaths and obscenities, endless like a river, and now and then rising to a passionate shrillness, in the clear and silent air of the morning. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

D. H. Lawrence Yet the man had a sort of passion, and a passionate identity. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

The Kornilov affair drew together all the Socialist groups — “moderates” as well as revolutionists — in a passionate impulse of self-defence. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

It was the wages he paid to others that he begrudged with a reasoned and at the same time a passionate regret. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

Lying there at Isabel’s feet, I have become for myself a symbol of all this world-wide problem between duty and conscious, passionate love the world has still to solve. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

George Gissing The passionate letter delighted as much as it tortured her; in secret her heart had desired this, though reason suppressed and denied the hope. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Am I so lost and degraded that even the child I love turns upon me in my old age?” The hand which held the bank notes trembled with passionate emotion as the old man spoke. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Leslie Stephen Yet we forgive the rash phrase, when we read his passionate expressions of agony. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

It was nothing but a look — one earnest, despairing, passionate look — that told me this, but it was a look that betrayed the secret of a life. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Sinclair Lewis In a passionate escape there must be not only a place from which to flee but a place to which to flee. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Robert Louis Stevenson Had any one observed the result of my experiment my neck was literally not worth a pinch of snuff; after a few minutes of passionate expostulation I should have been run up to convenient bough. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Then, too, though an uncourtly, he had been a passionate and a romantic lover. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

George Gissing I am not a passionate man; the proof is that I have never fallen in love since I was sixteen. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

George Gissing Once or twice a shudder of strange self-consciousness went through her, and she felt guilty, immodest; but upon that sensation followed a surge of passionate joy, obliterating memory and forethought. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She had glided noiselessly away, but at that moment there floated out from somewhere amongst the shrubs a low, passionate strain of music. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Then, turning suddenly to his wife, who had broken into passionate sobs, he put his arm round her and drew her tenderly to his side. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

No sooner had his shadow glided from her presence, than woman’s pride — her sex’s dissimulation — deserted his intended victim, and the haughty Ione burst into passionate tears. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

They loved her, with the one fond, triumphant love these vultures of the army ever knew; and today they gloried in her with fierce, passionate delight. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Of passionate or declamatory language he had no command. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Ford Madox Ford The signal for the train’s departure was a very bright red; that is about as passionate a statement as I can get into that scene. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

D. H. Lawrence He drew her into the shadow of the wall, and put his arms round her, lifting her from her feet with passionate yearning. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Victoria wrote to him, visited him, tried to console him by declaring with passionate conviction that she would carry on her husband’s work. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

With eyes shut tight, his teeth hard set, he tried in a great effort of passionate will to keep his hold on that vision of supreme delight. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

Elizabeth Gaskell Sylvia’s passionate swollen lips and her beautiful defiant eyes gave her face quite a new aspect; she looked a helpless fury. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

James Anthony Froude He was a violent, passionate boy besides, and thus he says of himself that for lying and swearing he had no equal, and that his parents did not sufficiently correct him. Bunyan by James Anthony Froude [1880]

I cannot, I cannot!” Beyond her agitation and her passionate vehemence, there is an undefined something in her manner which fills the baronet with a vague alarm. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Nora had been a passionate collector of her children’s photographs, but she had spurned photograph albums, which she held to be “a great waste of time and space. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

Edith Wharton She saw the dancing spirit in his eyes turn grave and darken to a passionate sternness. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

George Meredith Her passionate excess of attachment to her buried home robbed the future of any colours it might have worn to bid a young heart quicken. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells That did not alter her unpremeditated and unconscious dominance of my imagination, my deep-lying desire for passionate love with her. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Wilkie Collins The healing tears had not come gently; they had burst from her with a torturing, passionate vehemence — but Norah had never left her till the struggle was over, and the calm had come. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Henry Fielding My secret is this; that no woman ever had so sincere, so passionate a lover, as you have had in the serjeant. Amelia by Henry Fielding

H. G. Wells The collapse of the previous night had distressed him dreadfully, and ever and again before his retreat he had been breaking into passionate monologue. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Henry James She gave a passionate moan — this common confusion seemed to add a grotesqueness to her predicament. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Charles Dickens At this moment his wife came in, greatly agitated, and asked what had happened to Norah; for that she had put on her things in passionate haste, and had left the house. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

George Gissing At a stage in life when she had sternly reconciled herself never to know a man’s love, this love had sought her with passionate persistency of which even a beautiful young girl might feel proud. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Willa Cather She fell back against the windowsill, clutching her temples with both hands, and broke into choking, passionate speech. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

At the first words of Bruno he had fallen on his neck in passionate contrition. Signa by Ouida

Edgar Allan Poe He was a little, pursy, pompous, passionate semicircular somebody, with a red nose, a thick scull, [sic] a long purse, and a strong sense of his own consequence. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

John Stuart Mill The same strong susceptibilities which make the personal impulses vivid and powerful, are also the source from whence are generated the most passionate love of virtue, and the sternest self-control. On Liberty by John Stuart Mill [1859]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I find myself struggling once more with this load of abject and passionate despair. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Edith Wharton In this mood she entered the room where Cicely was at supper with her governess, and enveloped the child in a whirl of passionate caresses. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

But this little odd nook always haunted and tempted him to passionate longing for it. Signa by Ouida

H. G. Wells All this I say came into my mind as if it were a part of that recovery of my mind from its first passionate abjection. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Guy de Maupassant Miss Harriet contemplated with a passionate regard the last glimmer of the flaming orb of day. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

D. H. Lawrence Without desire, without any movement of passionate love, only gripped back in recoil! That was an experience to endure. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Presently there sprang up a new and passionate way of life. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

George Gissing His passionate grief and the spirit of rebellion, which grew more frenzied as he grew older, were subdued to a sobbing gratitude for the kindness which visited him in his need. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Anthony Trollope Captain Broughton was almost as much surprised as delighted by the warmth of the acknowledgment made by the eager-hearted passionate girl whom he now held within his arms. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Happily, neither of the speakers had forgotten to smother his voice, even in the most passionate outbreaks. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Henry James The movement made him stop, and, stopping, he turned on her in a flash a face of something more than, suspicion — of passionate reprobation. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

H. G. Wells My distress grew rather than diminished in the days immediately before her marriage, and that day itself stands out by itself in my memory, a day of wandering and passionate unrest. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

D. H. Lawrence She felt the dark, passionate receptivity of Alexander overwhelmed her, enveloped her even from the Antipodes. She felt herself going distracted — she felt she was going out of her mind. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Long before midday all the vigour of his wrath was gone, all his passionate conviction of Ethel’s unworthiness. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Arnold Bennett All the waves of passionate sympathy which Hilda and Edwin in their different ways ardently directed towards her broke in vain upon that fact. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Here, in this soil and rocky fell, lay his passionate devotion. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anger seized on him, and the more timid Micheline seemed herself, the more violent and passionate he felt. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

G. K. Chesterton From the top of the wave I prayed, for one passionate instant, that my miserable death might avail to deliver him from that hell. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

D. H. Lawrence And he kissed her with a finesse, a passionate finesse which seemed like coals of fire on her head. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Marjorie Bowen The thing was decorously done, Susannah told herself in a passionate bitterness. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

Nor is it — as might, perhaps, have been expected — in the portrayal of intellectual characters that Racine particularly excels; it is in the portrayal of passionate ones. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

Her face grew tender, and warm, and eager, and melting with a marvelous change of passionate hues. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli He will never permit the honour of his master’s flag to be violated by the irrational caprice of a passionate boy. The Rise of Iskander by Benjamin Disraeli [1834]

Elizabeth Gaskell She slid down from her seat, and lay by her little son as corpse-like as he, unheeding all the agonizing endearments and passionate adjurations of her husband. The Doom of the Griffiths by Elizabeth Gaskell [1858]

George Gissing There were no passionate outbreaks; a dead weight lay upon his emotions, and vitality was in the brain alone. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Edith Wharton She felt restless, insecure out of his sight: she had a sense of incompleteness, of passionate dependence, that was somehow at variance with her own conception of her character. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Everyone loved Elizabeth. The passionate and almost reverential attachment with which all regarded her became, while I shared it, my pride and my delight. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley [1831]

H. G. Wells Then followed a period of vehement and passionate conflict against disintegration; everywhere the struggle to keep order and to keep fighting went on. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

H. G. Wells I do not know what might have happened if at any time in the course of our estrangement she had awakened and turned upon me with a passionate appeal. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was in a lofty room, in a chamber of a palace, a privileged guest, the lover of the woman whose dark, passionate eyes and soft, white arms were gleaming there before his eyes. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Wilkie Collins The kiss was returned many times, with a passionate warmth and eagerness remarkably at variance with the usual gentleness of all Madonna’s actions. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]