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grand passion

an intense or overwhelming attraction or love.
the object of such feelings.
Origin of grand passion
1925-30; translation of French grande passion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There are men, you know, whose one grand passion in life is for themselves.

  • Even the memory of his grand passion was now corrupted, sullied, debased.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • There has been a grand passion in his life, and that grandest work of man, self-denial.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
  • Dolly could talk of it as a tragedy, and a—a grand passion, and yet make a suggestion like that!

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • Did the ghost of that grand passion linger in some corner of his heart?

  • Had not he confessed that he—when young—had loved with a grand passion?

  • She had had her grand passion, and he could not expect another from her at his age.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • I see, a little interest, but not—not the grand passion, violent and sacred!

    In the Name of Liberty

    Owen Johnson
  • "The grand passion of her life is yet to come," said Rachel.

    The Clever Woman of the Family Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It was not much like a grand passion, but it was something, the honest confession of a boy.

    Rose MacLeod Alice Brown

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