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Passion

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PAS'SION, n. L. passio, from patior, to suffer.

1. The impression or effect of an external agent upon a body that which is suffered or received.

A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and when set in motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.

2. Susceptibility of impressions from external agents.

The differences of moldable and not moldable, &c., and many other passions of matter, are plebeian notions. Little used.

3. Suffering emphatically, the last suffering of the Savior.

To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs. Acts 1 .

4. The feeling of the mind, or the sensible effect of impression excitement, perturbation or agitation of mind as desire, fear, hope,joy, grief,love, hatred. The eloquence of the orator is employed to move the passions.
5. Violent agitation or excitement of mind, particularly such as is occasioned by an offense, injury or insult hence, violent anger.
6. Zeal ardor vehement desire.

When statesmen are ruled by faction and interest, they can have no passion for the glory of their country.

7. Love.

He owned his passion for Amestris.

8. Eager desire as a violent passion for fine clothes.

PAS'SION, To be extremely agitated. Not used.

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Entry for 'Passion'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/p/passion.html.

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