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Passion, subst. 1) any suffering: “any p. under heaven that does afflict our natures,” Hml. II, 1, 105. Emphatically, the last suffering of the Saviour; only in scurrilous exclamations: “Cock's p.” Shr. IV, 1, 121. “Cox my p.” All's V, 2, 43. Evans says: “Got's will, and his p. of my heart,” Wiv. III, 1, 62.
2) disorder, disease: “till this afternoon his p. ne'er brake into extremity of rage,” Err. V, 47. “our grandam earth, having this distemperature, in p. shook,” H4A III, 1, 35. “you shall offend him and extend his p.” Mcb. III, 4, 57.
3) any violent commotion of the mind: “variable --s throng her constant woe,” Ven. 967. Ven. 967 “such p. her assails,” Lucr. 1562. “your father's in some p. that works him strongly,” Tp. IV, 143. “what means this p. at his name?” Gent. I, 2, 16. “each one with ireful p.” Err. V, 151. Ado V, 1, 23. LLL IV, 3, 202. Mids. III, 2, 74. Merch. II, 8, 12. III, 1, 63. Tw. III, 4, 407. IV, 1, 56. Wint. II, 3, 28. IV, 4, 507. John III, 4, 39. IV, 2, 79. IV, 2, 79 H4B I, 1, 161. H4B I, 1, 161 IV, 4, 40. H5 I, 2, 242. H6A IV, 1, 183. H8 I, 1, 149. Troil. II, 2, 169. III, 2, 37. V, 2, 162. V, 2, 162 Cor. IV, 4, 19. Tit. III, 1, 218. Tim. III, 1, 59. Mcb. IV, 3, 114. Hml. III, 2, 8. Hml. III, 2, 8 Hml. III, 2, 8 Hml. III, 2, 8 III, 4, 107. V, 2, 80. Lr. II, 2, 81. II, 4, 237. Oth. II, 3, 206. III, 3, 124. III, 3, 124 IV, 1, 78. IV, 1, 78 V, 2, 44. Ant. II, 2, 12. III, 10, 5.
Especially, == violent sorrow: “p. on p. deeply is redoubled,” Ven. 832. “no object but her --'s strength renews,” Lucr. 1103. “the life and feeling of her p. she hoards,” Lucr. 1103 “my woe too sensible thy p. maketh more feeling-painful,” Lucr. 1103 “his p. but an art of craft,” Compl. 295. “allaying both their fury and my p. with its sweet air,” Tp. I, 2, 392. “--'s solemn tears,” LLL V, 2, 118. “this p., and the death of a dear friend,” Mids. V, 293. “her p. ends the play,” Mids. V, 293 “it was a p. of earnest,” As IV, 3, 172. “it did relieve my p. much,” Tw. II, 4, 4. “I must speak in p.” H4A II, 4, 425. “not in pleasure, but in p.” H4A II, 4, 425 “his p. moves me so,” H6C I, 4, 150. “that makes me bridle p.” IV, 4, 19. “a mother's tears in p. for her son,” Tit. I, 106. III, 2, 48. Hml. II, 2, 541. Hml. II, 2, 541 Hml. II, 2, 541 IV, 5, 188. Lr. IV, 3, 16. Oth. IV, 1, 268. Per. IV, 4, 24. Caes. III, 1, 283.
4) amorous desire: “love's strong p.” All's I, 3, 139. “unfold the p. of my love,” Tw. I, 4, 24. “the beating of so strong a p. as love doth give my heart,” II, 4, 97. “breed love's settled --s,” H6A V, 5, 4. “any p. of inflaming love,” H6A V, 5, 4 “plead my --s for Lavinia's love,” Tit. II, 1, 36. “my true love's p.” Rom. II, 2, 104. Absol., == ardent love: “trembling in her p.” Ven. 27. Ven. 27 smothering his --s for the present, Lucr. Arg. Ven. 27 “the master-mistress of my p.” Sonn. 20, 2. Ado I, 1, 221. II, 3, 110. II, 3, 110 III, 1, 83. As II, 4, 41. As II, 4, 41 V, 2, 101. Shr. III, 1, 74. All's I, 3, 180. All's I, 3, 180 Tw. II, 2, 23. III, 1, 164. III, 4, 226. H6C III, 3, 62. Rom. II Prol. 13. II, 1, 7. Tim. I, 1, 133.
5) any disposition or affection ruling the mind: “catching all --s in his craft of will,” Compl. 126. “they their --s likewise lent me of grief and blushes,” Compl. 126 “more merry tears the p. of loud laughter never shed,” Mids. V, 70. “how all the other --s fleet to air, as doubtful thoughts, and rash-embraced despair, and shuddering fear, and green-eyed jealousy,” Merch. III, 2, 108. “break into some merry p.” Shr. Ind. 1, 97. “a notable p. of wonder,” Wint. V, 2, 17. (merriment) “a p. hateful to my purposes,” John III, 3, 47. “free from gross p. or of mirth or anger,” H5 II, 2, 132. “of all base --s fear is most accursed,” H6A V, 2, 18. “vexed I am with --s of some difference,” Caes. I, 2, 40. “I have much mistook your p.” Caes. I, 2, 40 “two extremes of p., joy and grief,” Lr. V, 3, 198. “whose every p. fully strives to make itself fair and admired,” Ant. I, 1, 50. LLL IV, 3, 140. Merch. IV, 1, 51. As I, 2, 269. III, 2, 433. Tim. III, 5, 21. Oth. IV, 1, 41. Ant. I, 2, 151. IV, 15, 74. V, 1, 63. Per. I, 2, 11.
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