Origin of intense
Examples from the Web for intensely
Washington was a passionate advocate for an intensely practical education for ex-slaves and their descendants.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is one intensely sexual passage in which the protagonist cannot tell if he is sleeping or awake.
Who knew it was so complicated, so intensely evaluated, to be considered “internationally best dressed?”Are These Really the Best Dressed People in the World?|Tim Teeman|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then I realized his resentment was based on what an intensely competitive guy he always was.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address|Ray Robinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I was intensely sick, they might feel generous enough to call the medical team to give me a shot to stop the nausea.
Not that the chamber was cheerful—far from it, for it was intensely dark,—but our Indian was a practical man.The Walrus Hunters|R.M. Ballantyne
She was innocent, intensely in earnest, and she needed the money, he knew that.A Girl Of The Limberlost|Gene Stratton Porter
The night was intensely dark, and very little of the cargo had been landed, when the wind rose, with a heavy sea.Self-Help|Samuel Smiles
And Norah felt intensely grateful to Dale and intensely disgusted with her parent.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
The cause of her peevishness was a swarm of intensely active flies.Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
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.