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Passionate, adj. 1) expressing great commotion of mind: Mids. III, 2, 220. H6B I, 1, 104. Hml. II, 2, 452.
2) sorrowful: “poor forlorn Proteus, p. Proteus,” Gent. I, 2, 124. “warble, child; make p. my sense of hearing,” LLL III, 1 (Armado's speech; cf. Merch. V, 69). “she is sad and p.” John II, 544.
3) Misapplied for compassionate: “this p. humour of mine,” R3 I, 4, 121 (Qq my holy humour).
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