Washington was a passionate advocate for an intensely practical education for ex-slaves and their descendants.
intensely, they questioned me about how a person gets through a day without texting.
He was “high-strung”—intensely neurotic—yet a charismatic personality nonetheless.
“Warwick” is designed to be intensely unlikable and unsympathetic, rather than engaging.
Voters in New Hampshire historically make their decisions late, and intensely scrutinize candidates.
His reproductions of that talk are often intensely realistic.
Do they meet the requirements of this intensely practical age?
intensely she looked her misery in the face; and it was as a voice that said, "No sun: never sun any more," to her.
"We ought each to have a flag of our own," said Geraldine, who was intensely patriotic.
It is true that we are little concerned with the character of the speaker, and the feeling is intensely lyric and universal.
c.1400, from Middle French intense (13c.), from Latin intensus "stretched, strained, tight," originally past participle of intendere "to stretch out, strain" (see intend); thus, literally, "high-strung." Related: Intensely.
Excellent; cool (1970s+ Teenagers)