to a high or extreme degree: Many ingredients are rolled into this intensely flavorful and very versatile curry paste.
(said in reference to emotions or feelings) acutely, strongly, or vehemently: We should all be intensely angry about what is happening, and should do something besides just sitting at our computers absorbing information.I disliked the book intensely.
earnestly or strenuously; in a highly engaged or involved way: The first time I watched the documentary, all I saw was these four people talking intensely about their music.
- hy·per·in·tense·ly, adverb
- o·ver·in·tense·ly, adverb
- su·per·in·tense·ly, adverb
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How to use intensely in a sentence
They also prevent the build-up of small trees, shrubs and woody material, which otherwise cause the fires that do spark to become especially large and intense.California and the Forest Service have a plan to prevent future catastrophic fires | Ula Chrobak | August 27, 2020 | Popular-Science
This has attracted intense interest in the last decades, as physicists started considering a variety of approaches toward the construction of a theory of quantum gravity.Schrödinger’s Cat When Nobody Is Looking - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Daniel Sudarsky | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
Far outside our galaxy, 500 million light-years away, intense, random bursts of radio waves have been flashing for four days at a time.
Despite the intense focus on a vaccine, some worry it’s the wrong priority.Every country wants a covid-19 vaccine. Who will get it first? | Katie McLean | August 13, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
China, which reopened with temperature checks and intense monitoring, has seen a few bumps in the road but no massive problems.
The Babadook is the shape of grief: all-enveloping, shape-shifting, black, here intensely, terrifying, then gone.
Not surprisingly, this laid-back ball of nerves is also both intensely rational and explosively emotional.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was actually experiencing insomnia pretty intensely, and that experience informed that song.Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie | Marlow Stern | August 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is one intensely sexual passage in which the protagonist cannot tell if he is sleeping or awake.
It was a fatal error, for though the Spanish people might despise their King, they were intensely proud of their nationality.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Later on he became intensely critical of his own work, and finally bought up all the copies he could lay hands on and burnt them!Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The fighting section of the Filipinos was intensely irritated at not having been allowed to enter and sack the capital.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
The day had been intensely cold, with a biting north-east wind and black frost.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Such conduct is not only excessively ill-bred, but intensely selfish.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness | Florence Hartley