Origin of passionate
Examples from the Web for passionately
So what piece could have so passionately enraged this caller that I was marked for death?A Female Writer’s New Milestone: Her First Death Threat|Annie Gaus|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pair came off, for all intents and purposes, as passionately opinionated amateurs on the subject at hand.Karen Armstrong’s New Rule: Religion Isn’t Responsible for Violence|Patricia Pearson|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although he is passionately pro-life, he has expressed openness to civil unions in the past.South Dakota's Bizarre Four-Way (Senate Election, That Is)|Ben Jacobs|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The debate was as diverse and the opinions as passionately held as ever.Rosie Returns to 'The View': A Bold, Intelligent, and Sometimes Boring Premiere|Kevin Fallon|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He then might have kept himself from becoming the very thing he so passionately denounced.Ray Rice Should Have Remembered His 'Kindness' Anti-Bullying Wristband|Michael Daly|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To gambling the Nootkas are passionately addicted, but their games are remarkably few and uniform.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
The French, prior to the Revolution, were passionately fond of the drama, which was then entirely founded on the Greek model.
And he was also a brilliant orator, passionately fond of eloquent speech.The Quest for a Lost Race|Thomas E. Pickett
Newbury put up his arms, drew her down to him, and kissed her passionately.The Coryston Family|Mrs. Humphry Ward
She was an enthusiast, a dreamer, passionately 315 sincere, passionately pitiful.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker|Marguerite Bryant
British Dictionary definitions for passionately
Word Origin and History for passionately
early 15c., "angry; emotional," from Medieval Latin passionatus "affected with passion," from Latin passio (genitive passionis) "passion" (see passion). Specific sense of "amorous" is attested from 1580s. Related: Passionately.