Origin of intense
Examples from the Web for intense
During the intense firefight that followed, four Kurdish fighters died, including three of Ahmed's cousins.
The relationship between you and your fans, you say, is intense, particularly over social media.
The Republicans he believes are driven at least in part by their intense dislike of Obama.Repubs Should Take It From Kucinich: Impeachment Isn’t Worth It|Eleanor Clift|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, tradition overwhelmed the legal victory, and she sadly succumbed to the intense pressure to marry her attacker.
They may not receive public acclaim, but their pride in their work is as intense as their labors.
With intense relief we saw Jack hauled on board over the stern; but papa was still in the water.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
The words were so intense, so spontaneous and unexpected, that Loder took a step back.The Masquerader|Katherine Cecil Thurston
She was helping Chloe set the table, to that lady's intense delight at "Missy's" girlish housewifery.
As the Maumee was neared the feeling of the army was intense.Historic Highways of America (Vol. 8)|Archer Butler Hulbert
There was a pause, a thrilling, intense pause; and then the confusion of voices.The Tidal Wave and Other Stories|Ethel May Dell
Word Origin for intense
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.