Phrases with "passionately"

Bram Stoker But Roger had other ideas, for he had fallen passionately in love with his cousin — Miss Katharine Doughty afterwards Lady RadclifFe. However, the course of love was not to run smooth. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

Wilkie Collins She passionately dried them, restored the bag to its place, and turned her back on the looking-glass. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

Sinclair Lewis But all over this plaster Granada children are passionately running, mothers are wheeling baby-carriages, and fathers are raking leaves. Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton Rather in the same way, she looked very like the sort of lady who is horribly in earnest at Pacifist meetings; yet, as a matter of fact, she was passionately patriotic, not to say militaristic. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Ivan Turgenev Only the day before, as though aware his death was at hand, he had caressed me so passionately and despondently. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Robert Louis Stevenson But looking to my own reason and the right of things, I can only avow that I am a thief myself, and that I passionately suspect my neighbours of the same guilt. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Here, in her sister’s house, passionately loved by her sister’s husband! She calls him ‘brother,’ whose eyes cannot look at her without telling their story of wicked love. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

It was almost passionately appreciative; here and there the effect of criticism was obviously marred by the desire of the writer to let no point of beauty or of value escape divination. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

There was never a man more passionately in love with a woman. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

But whatever Mrs. Burton’s faults, she, as we have seen, passionately loved, trusted and even worshipped her husband; and whatever Burton’s faults, he thoroughly appreciated her devotion. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

E. Phillips Oppenheim Elida had warned him almost passionately that it was the second which would prove most difficult. The Spy Paramount by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Poor fellow, how he cried! and he went into the next room, and beating his head passionately on the bed, called upon God to take him and all of us from this dreadful world. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Still wearing her wonderful cloak, her satin shoes and slippers, her eyes weary but passionately questioning, came Gertrude. “If you please, Grant,” she said, “I want my clothes. The Wrath to Come by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

I went home, and for the first time in my life was really, heartily, thoroughly, passionately in love. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Willa Cather For hours she would not speak, she told me; she was so passionately proud of the fact that he wanted her to be there. Not Under Forty by Willa Cather [1936]

Ivan Turgenev I mention her, solely because she fell passionately in love with me and fed me almost into my grave. The Diary of a Superfluous Man and other stories by Ivan Turgenev

Isabel, I love you passionately still. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Thomas Hardy But I won’t have it! Some of the most passionately erotic poets have been the most self-contained in their daily lives. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Elizabeth Von Arnim He had the makings, her experienced eye could see, of a passionately persistent grabber. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Henry Handel Richardson He had known her as passionately self-assertive; and he could not now accustom himself to the condition of apathy in which he found her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Edith Wharton Odo tried to frame a soothing rejoinder; but the Duke passionately interrupted him. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Gradually a kind of despair seized me, and I threw myself passionately on my bed, weeping aloud. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Charles Dickens I cannot describe the thrill that seized upon me, when, close at the mouth of the tunnel, I saw the appearance of a man, with his left sleeve across his eyes, passionately waving his right arm. The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens

He knew that she had passionately loved Bothwell Grahame, and that despair at his abandonment was the mainspring of all her conduct. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

D. H. Lawrence Clara was, indeed, passionately in love with him, and he with her, as far as passion went. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

If you would tell me all you know about these rings ——” She passionately turned away her head. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

The body of work so carefully conceived, so long maintained, so passionately executed, was far too disturbing in its character to be welcome at first. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

I wanted a hot bath, clean clothes, and a night between sheets more passionately than it is possible to want anything when one has been living a normal civilized life. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Henry James She afterwards denied passionately even to herself that she had done anything so abject as to faint; but there was a lapse in her consciousness on the score of Miss Flynn’s intervention. The Marriages by Henry James [1891]

Never before or since have I met a person who was so soon put into a temper and for such trivial reasons, nor any one so passionately fond of complaining about every one and everything. In the World by Maksim Gorky

She told me what it was, calmed — she was now too passionately interested for mere excitement — in a voice as quiet in the obscurity as her white half-lost figure. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She stood there like an offended young queen, passionately wrathful with the men who had dared to lay their coarse hands upon her, yet feeling all a woman’s gratitude to their preserver. To Win the Love He Sought by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1895]

A mother may passionately love her sleeping and passive infant, but she can hardly at such times be said to feel sympathy for it. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

He kissed her carelessly and she was passionately grateful. Signa by Ouida

Then suddenly Isabel and I found ourselves passionately in love. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Wilkie Collins This time, her dry, dull eyes seemed to soften, and her fingers twined themselves less passionately in her hair. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

This I told her, passionately and sternly, standing before her in the little parlour at the back of the shop, one bleak December morning. An Engineer’s Story by Amelia B. Edwards

George Gissing To beauty of all kinds she was passionately sensitive. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

John Locke Nothing, as we passionately think, can exceed, or almost equal, the uneasiness that sits so heavy upon us. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

But the old mistress complained passionately to God at night: “Lord, they have laid that rotten creature on my shoulders, and Victor is again pushed on one side. In the World by Maksim Gorky

F. Scott Fitzgerald For five weeks she had passionately hated Island Farms, but glancing around her in the gathering dusk, she felt rather sorry for it, a little ashamed of her desertion. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Wilkie Collins I must and will be your wife!” And now, after marriage had united us, we were parted! Parted, still loving each as passionately as ever. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

His hands shook as he read it, just as Reed’s had shaken a short time before; and he tore it passionately in two. Major Parrifer by Ellen Wood [1868]

Sinclair Lewis And so Cass loved her, passionately and protectively, because she could not act. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Thomas Wolfe He was concerned passionately with reality. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

It was the denial of Scripture fountains to thirsty lands which made this slender rill of Scripture truth so passionately welcome. Joan of Arc by Thomas De Quincey

Theodore Dreiser He whispered “tomorrow” passionately to Carrie, and she understood. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

D. H. Lawrence My heart clung passionately to the hollow which held us all; how could I bear that it should be desolate! I wondered what Lettie would do. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Edith Wharton Professor Hibbart was in truth a man of passionately excitable nature: no one was ever, by temperament, less adapted to the lofty intellectual labours in which his mind delighted. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She was a beautiful creature passionately in love with her husband. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Ford Madox Ford She had been passionately in love with him for quite a time, and he had been longing for her sympathy and admiration with a passion as deep. The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

Arthur Conan Doyle To the assistant it all seemed dream-like and extraordinary — the strangest experience of his life, but with a thrill of human action and interest in it which made it passionately absorbing. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

Jane Austen Harriet Smith might think herself not unworthy of being peculiarly, exclusively, passionately loved by Mr. Knightley. She could not. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Ford Madox Ford She passionately desired little Chrissie to be born in that bed with the thin fine posts, his blond head with the thin, fine hair on those pillows. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

It had been a grand meeting and must have wearied him, but she had been looking forward passionately to a long talk with him. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Henry James There was an alien object in view — a figure whose right of presence I instantly, passionately questioned. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James [1898]

My father, who was passionately attached to both wife and children, suffered the tortures of the damned at the sight before him. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

This was curious; for that he loved her passionately there could be little doubt. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

As soon as he had gone, she ran to her daughter’s side and pressed her passionately to her breast, with a wild outburst of words. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

She always got passionately fond of people who caused her trouble later. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Maria Edgeworth My mother, who was passionately fond of me, became alarmed for my health, and ordered that Fowler should stay in the room with me every night till I should be quite fast asleep. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

He owed all he had to his birth, and his birth was shameful; it was known well enough that his mother had passionately loved Lord Egremont, and that Lord Melbourne was not his father. Queen Victoria by Lytton Strachey

M. P. Shiel All this time, in the hope and love of life, I passionately shouted that I was not the only living being who shared in their secret. Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel [1895]

Guy de Maupassan He allowed her to believe that she was adored by a rich young man, who was passionately devoted to her. The Debt (Fanny) by Guy de Maupassan

Has he —” “He, he — always he!” the mother passionately interrupted. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

You desire death! Your very desire witnesses how passionately you feel these things and how strongly you live. War in Heaven by Charles Williams [1930]

G. K. Chesterton Browning, on the other hand, with characteristic impetuosity, passionately defended and justified Carlyle in all companies. Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Elizabeth Gaskell She cried more passionately still. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Wilkie Collins And, mind, all this time he professes to be passionately in love with Miss Elmslie, and to be miserable at his separation from her. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

She was sobbing passionately for the loss of her husband’s love, with a dim consciousness that it was by her own degradation she had forfeited his regard. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Elizabeth Gaskell She never knew how it was, but the next moment her arm and side were full of burning pain, which turned her sick and dizzy, and Jenny was crying passionately beside her. Bessy’s Troubles at Home by Elizabeth Gaskell [1852]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was very near being passionately angry. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was easy to see that she was passionately devoted both to her husband and to her little son. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Anthony Trollope She herself was passionately fond of dancing, but he certainly did not dance. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Nathaniel Hawthorne But, the more passionately he longs for your society, the more religiously he deems himself bound to avoid it. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Then he clasped her passionately in his arms, whilst she laid hold of the handsome chain; but in that moment the cavalier reeled backwards, dragging my mother to the ground along with him. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing Her love gave her the right to demand this sacrifice; let him ask for her love, and the sacrifice would no longer seem one, so passionately would she reward him. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

D. H. Lawrence It had been so passionately dear to him, her “Father-Daddie.” He went about for some days as if stunned. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

He was the possessor of the old home, which he had always passionately loved, from which he had been virtually banished so long. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

H. G. Wells One must have children and love them passionately before one realizes the deep indignity of accident in life. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Ivan Turgenev In Baden he once more revived his former relationship with her; it seemed as though she had never before loved him so passionately . Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

Guy de Maupassant We had, in addition to our ordinary servants, a keeper, a sort of brute devoted to my husband to the death, and a chambermaid, almost a friend, passionately attached to me. A Wife’s Confession (Confessions d'une femme) by Guy de Maupassant [1882]

James Joyce The end of these discourses was that one night during which she had shown every sign of unusual excitement, Mrs. Sinico caught up his hand passionately and pressed it to her cheek. Dubliners by James Joyce

E. Phillips Oppenheim The door was no sooner closed than Grace turned almost passionately towards her companion. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Johnny,” he passionately added, “I’d rather die than face the shame. Roger Bevere by Ellen Wood [1884]

Leon Trotsky He died practically on his feet, just after he had left the platform from which he had so passionately been denouncing the opposition. My Life by Leon Trotsky

On the occurrence of this little domestic incident, the mother passionately embraced her lost prodigal, once dead, but now “alive again. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

The man, whatever his name, nature, calling, or history, recoiled from a meeting with Imogene Dare as passionately as she did from one with him. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

H. G. Wells Then he cried out passionately and his fists flew round like flails. The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells [1897]

He passionately envied him all the advantages he possessed — his youth, his millions, his physical beauty, and his talents, which were really of a superior order. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins Julian broke out, on his side: “If I see any more of her,” he answered, the rare color mounting passionately in his cheeks, “I shall be the unhappiest man living. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

He took both her hands in his, and holding them, though without pressure, again looked passionately upon her innocent yet eloquent face. Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1830]

Thomas Love Peacock He knew the baron to be hot and choleric, but at the same time hospitable and generous; passionately fond of his daughter, often thwarting her in seeming, but always yielding to her in fact. Maid Marian by Thomas Love Peacock

Leon Trotsky He passionately loved hunting, but nevertheless he sold his gun for drink. My Life by Leon Trotsky

I kissed her passionately to drive away the demons. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

She’d understand, bless you!” “I won’t have you doing nothing of the sort!” cried Mrs. Bunting, speaking almost as passionately as her stepdaughter had done. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Thomas Hardy She now thought how sound had been her father’s advice to her to give him up, and was as passionately desirous of following it as she had hitherto been averse. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

H. G. Wells I wouldn’t, even at the price of losing her—and I was now passionately anxious not to lose her—use a single phrase of endearment that did not come out of me almost in spite of myself. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

George Gissing He loved her still, loved her as his life; he desired her as passionately as ever. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

Does that look like innocence or does it look like guilt?” I found my tongue at this and passionately cried: “James Zabel’s life, as I have known it, shows him to be an honest man. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Oh! dearest,” he went on passionately “let us take what the gods have given us. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

Fanny Fern You have also an active sense of music; are almost passionately fond of that kind which is agreeable to you. Ruth Hall by Fanny Fern [1854]

Edith Wharton She did not, indeed, know what hostages Lily had already given to expediency; but she saw her passionately and irretrievably pledged to the ruinous policy of “keeping up. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

How can such things die? I thought it was to me you would come back — to me, whom you once loved so passionately — not to that girl. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Henry Handel Richardson Bending over the passionately weeping girl Mary whispered: “Hush, hush, Emmy! Hush, my dear! He sees . The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Barrington denied it out-and-out; first of all swearing passionately that he had not, and then calming down to talk about it quietly. Wolfe Barrington’s Taming by Ellen Wood [1870]

H.P. Lovecraft Chords, vibrations, and harmonic ecstasies echoed passionately on every hand, while on my ravished sight burst the stupendous spectacle of ultimate beauty. Beyond the Wall of Sleep by H.P. Lovecraft [1919]

He is passionately fond of flowers, and I have begun to teach him the elements of botany. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

E. T. A. Hoffmann I am passionately fond of both arts. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Meredith That flying infant Willoughby—his unprotected little incorporeal omnipresent Self (not thought of so much as passionately felt for)—would not be scoffed at as the luckless with women. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

Ford Madox Ford I am passionately attached to the child who is my heir and the heir of a family of considerable position. No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

Believe me, Bragelonne, I am suffering all the torments of hell; brave, passionately fond of danger, I meet a danger greater than my strength and my courage. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Ford Madox Ford She passionately desired that he should lie with blue eyes gazing at those curtains on the low windows. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

D. H. Lawrence She passionately resented her mother’s superficial authority. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Thomas Hardy Don’t satirize me: it cuts like a knife!” He flung his arms round her and kissed her passionately there in the silent street, before she could hinder him. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

I’m a bride, Auntie.” “Without a bridal,” I murmured, taking her passionately into my embrace. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Elizabeth Gaskell Could she ever be so passionately unhappy again? Was it goodness, or was it numbness, that made her feel as though life was too short to be troubled much about anything? death seemed the only reality. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell [1865]

I am passionately fond of flowers, but my life at that time was not one that permitted me much leisure to indulge in my liking. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

The silk frock can be just as passionately inclined as the cotton gown, let me tell you. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Thomas Hardy Two sons were born to them, whom their mother loved to idolatry, although she had never passionately loved her husband; and she lavished upon them all her forethought and care. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

Ivan Turgenev This sorrow could not be accounted for by the loss of my father simply, great as that loss was to her, passionately as my mother had loved him, and devoutly as she had cherished his memory. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Only, as on so many other occasions, she wished passionately that she were taller. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

D. H. Lawrence She never more passionately identified herself with it as at first. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

I longed to love passionately, and be passionately loved in return. The Amethyst Box by Anna Katharine Green

Henry Kingsley He had been passionately fond of Charles, though he had seldom shown it, and was terribly cut up at his loss. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Arnold Bennett Hilda hated domestic work, and because she hated it she often did it passionately and thoroughly. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

George Gissing Thyrza had never regarded her thus; and she herself had never seen features so passionately woe-stricken. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. G. Wells Yet he loved it already and desired it and was passionately anxious to become a part of it. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was in love — he cried it passionately to himself. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

He was a man of vivid intelligence — courageous, independent, passionately devoted to literature, and a highly skilled worker in the difficult art of writing verse. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

He remembered his sister flying into a rage with one Tommy Barnes for unfair practices in that very game, and upbraiding him almost as passionately as Aurora had upbraided the dead man. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Anthony Trollope But now that he spoke of giving her up, she could not speak passionately of her love—she who had never yet shown any passion in her speech to him. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

M. P. Shiel I was shouting passionately at her, my eyes starting from my head, my face all inflamed with rage the most prone, loud and urgent. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Wilkie Collins I never gave you promise or pledge —” He passionately interrupted her before she could say more. The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins [1874]

Maria Edgeworth I have since received a passionately fond note from her. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

George Meredith He returned: ‘Can Miss Ilchester say that the Princess Ottilia does not passionately love my son Harry Richmond? The circumstances warrant me in beseeching a direct answer. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

It was to her credit that she did not grudge her twin her well-earned place in the sun, and was passionately anxious that Jane should come first in her class. Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey

I am passionately fond of the imaginary vegetation, the flowers and plants that have no real existence, the forests of strange trees peopled with unicorns, caprimulgæ. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

George Gissing When, after a few questions, she was going silently from the room, Walter, his own eyes blinded, caught her hand and pressed it passionately in both his own. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Edgar Allan Poe I threw myself passionately back in my chair, and for some moments buried my face in my hands. Tales of Illusion by Edgar Allan Poe

I was chosen from all the “rest, to make all his campaigns with him; and I would not survive “him, if I was not passionately fond of the princess my daughter. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Guy de Maupassan He passionately seized her in his arms and imprinted burning kisses all over her face and neck. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Green Ingersoll The gods of India were often mounted upon elephants, those of some islanders were great swimmers, and the deities of the Arctic zone were passionately fond of whale’s blubber. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Henry James Your mother’s heart’s passionately set upon it, but she has above and beyond that excellent arguments and reasons. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

You are not intellectual, not like us passionately absorbed in the problems of the day. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

She loved him the more passionately for the seeing. All Hallows’ Eve by Charles Williams [1945]

Frances Hodgson Burnett She was hysterically, passionately spiteful—almost to the point of malignance. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

George Meredith She stood in awe of the sight till her limbs failed her, and then staggering to him she fell on her knees, clasping his, passionately kissing them. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Henry James He has felt strongly, and he was feeling strongly now; he was feeling passionately — that was my whole contention. Confidence by Henry James [1879]

Virginia Woolf But lay the blame where one will, on whom one will, the illusion which inspired Tennyson and Christina Rossetti to sing so passionately about the coming of their loves is far rarer now than then. A room of one’s own by Virginia Woolf [1929]

Edith Wharton He took a kind of gray penumbral pleasure in riveting McCarren’s attention on his case; and to feign the grimaces of moral anguish became a passionately engrossing game. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

D. H. Lawrence They loved each other to transport again, passionately and fully. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

I think her smile the sweetest I ever beheld, and in this I am sure Mr. Clavering passionately agrees with me; he never looked away from her to-night. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Sinclair Lewis Dr. A. DeWitt Tubbs was tremendously whiskered on all visible spots save his nose and temples and the palms of his hands, short but passionately whiskered, like a Scotch terrier. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Henry Adams One after another brought companions there, and, apparently fascinated by their own reflection, broke out passionately against the expression they felt in the figure of despair, of atheism, of denial. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

We didn’t for a moment consider anything but the expediency of what we both, for all our quiet faces and steady eyes, wanted most passionately to do. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Nathaniel Hawthorne He threw off all assistance, and stepped passionately forward a pace before the woman and the children. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Jane Austen I am doatingly fond of music — passionately fond — and my friends say I am not entirely devoid of taste; but as to any thing else, upon my honour my performance is mediocre to the last degree. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

After this had taken place, Anastasius and the girl fell passionately in love with each other, and lived together in this manner for eight months. The Secret History of the Court of Justinian by Procopius [1896]

Perhaps I may have considered even then the possibility of ending what had so freshly and passionately begun. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

G. K. Chesterton And it was with the end of a long speech from MacIan, passionately defending the practical achievements and the solid prosperity of the Catholic tradition, that they came out upon the open land. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

D. H. Lawrence But Anna got to know of this escapade, and was passionately angry and contemptuous of him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence Whilst the religious feelings were inside her they were passionately moving. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

We had been much in London together; we were both passionately fond of cards. A Stable for Nightmares by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Above all, we were both passionately desirous of military glory, and we both hated the French. Gustav von Lichtenstein, however, was in many respects, both physically and mentally, my superior. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

Henry James She may be weak, but she is passionately in love with him. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

He gently plucked one of the dainty little roses, passionately inhaled its delicate fragrance and pressed a kiss upon it, as if it had been her lips, which were not less sweet, and soft, and fresh. Captain Fracasse by Théophile Gautier [1863]

Sinclair Lewis Today he had so passionately indulged in self-approval that he wondered whether he had been entirely just: “After all, Stan isn’t a boy any more. Babbit by Sinclair Lewis

Arnold Bennett And curiously enough we had a bottle of Romanée-Conti, an admirable wine, of which Eugen is passionately fond. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

Edith Wharton Her sympathy with him, she told herself again and again, was all intellectual; she was passionately in love with his mind. Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was with her left hand that she pointed, and I, running eagerly forward, seized it,—I loathe myself as I think of it,—and pressed it passionately to my lips. The Parasite by Arthur Conan Doyle [1894]

Oscar Wilde Mrs. Otis clasped her passionately in her arms, the Duke smothered her with violent kisses, and the twins executed a wild war-dance round the group. The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde [1887]

I wonder whether you feel as strangely drawn towards me as I do to you; I have never had a friend — shall I find one now?” She sighed, and her fine dark eyes gazed passionately on me. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

F. Scott Fitzgerald The photographers worked passionately as the stream of passengers flowed on to the dock. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Benjamin Disraeli Brentham was the original seat of his family, and he was even passionately fond of it; but it was remarkable how very short a period of his yearly life was passed under its stately roof. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

Both of them shook their heads about granting a warrant: upon which, Tod passionately asked whether Francis Radcliffe was to be left in the tower to die. Sandstone Torr by Ellen Wood [1874]

I love you as dearly, as fondly, as passionately as ever man loved woman, and the pain of leaving you is worse than the pain of death. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

I am passionately fond of music. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Chivalrous feeling might keep his thoughts pure, his honour unspotted; but in his heart of hearts he loved his first love as passionately as in the days of his youth. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Sinclair Lewis After I’ve spent Sunday up there”— she was dreaming now, he saw, and his heart was passionately tender toward her —“I don’t hardly mind a bit having to go back to the store Monday morning. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

Then for a few moments he stopped to lift up his head and look into my eyes before kissing me passionately again. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

John Galsworthy Honestly, I’d prefer her passionately in love and flinging her cap over the windmill. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Henry James She had an especial wish to know whether he had ever been in love — seriously, passionately — and, failing to gather any satisfaction from his allusions, she at last directly inquired. The American by Henry James [1877]

D. H. Lawrence Almost passionately she wanted to be with him when be stood before the flowers. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Fatal! Mrs Verloc’s pale lips parting, slightly relaxed under his passionately attentive gaze, he gazed also at her teeth. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Henry Kingsley I am passionately fond of athletic sports of all kinds, and indulge in them as a pleasure. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

It appeared that he was a Communist, and had various strange theories (he could prove to you by figures that it was wrong to work), and he was also, like most Magyars, passionately proud. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Radclyffe Hall Between these two passionately determined women stood Joan, miserable and young, longing for things to come to a head, for something that she felt ought to happen; she didn’t know what. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Ford Madox Ford Lady Claudine had refused to interfere in the matter: she was privately of opinion that the General hadn’t sounded his horn, but the General was both a passionately devoted and explosive brother. Some Do Not . . . by Ford Madox Ford [1924]

The king walked behind La Valliere, and fixed his eyes lingeringly and passionately upon that neck as white as snow, upon which her long fair ringlets fell in heavy masses. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

M. P. Shiel When I passionately shouted that I could gather no fragment of sound from his moving lips, he clapped both palms to his ears, and thereupon renewed a vehement siege to mine: but again without result. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Why, that’s my ring you got on your finger!” With a little yelp she snatched the ring from her finger and flung it passionately at the floor. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Trollope Though he has been passionately fond of women, it has only been for himself, not for the women, which is very bad. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Thomas Hardy There was no concealing from herself the fact that she loved Angel Clare, perhaps all the more passionately from knowing that the others had also lost their hearts to him. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

A few years older than Dr. Carmichael, he had been passionately devoted to him. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

Olaf Stapledon All saints realize passionately the rightness of mutual kindliness and trust. Saints and Revolutionaries by Olaf Stapledon

Guy de Maupassan She tried to prolong her kisses, and threw her arms passionately around him, pressing him to her, and pretending a delirium of love she was very far from feeling. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Sinclair Lewis He passionately wanted to do three things: to be an honorable judge, to have Jinny love him, and to kill Bradd Criley. He rapidly compromised. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Benjamin Disraeli But what have been your feelings in the meantime? Confess the truth, and admit you have very rarely spared a thought to the person to whom you fancy yourself at this moment so passionately devoted. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Henry James Madame Blumenthal has it—this grace that soothes and satisfies; and it seems the more perfect that it keeps order and harmony in a character really passionately ardent and active. Eugene Pickering by Henry James [1874]