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slang Serious or severe, perhaps to an overwhelming degree. That war movie was way too intense—I had to turn it off. Whoa, that accident sounds intense! Are you OK?

crash course (in something)

a short and intense training course in something. I took a crash course in ballroom dancing so we wouldn't look stupid on the dance floor.
See also: course, crash

crash course

A short, intensive training course, as in Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: course, crash


mod. serious; heavy. Oh, wow! Now that’s what I call intense!
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Ironically," Kenneth Paul Kramer suggests, "by virtue of the threatening voices of temptation and destruction, self-pity, existential doubt, and mistrust, that populate clockwork time, the spiritual quest is deepened" (61) when the poet, "[i]n his continual search for the rhetorical pattern's detail that matches his intenser feelings, .
For, being himself of a different order, he inhabited a different universe from that of common men--a brighter and intenser world, of which, while he spoke, he would make you free.
Die blare val af en die kleure word intenser omdat die sonlig soos heuning word.
It seemed as if the picture, while hidden behind the cloud of immemorial years, had been all the time acquiring an intenser depth and darkness of expression, till now it gleamed forth again, and threw its evil omen over the present hour" (267).
As a result of Eliot's conversion, Kramer suggests that in Four Quartets Eliot tried to explain to himself, as he once said, "his intenser human feelings in terms of the divine goal" (9) by combining intellectual acuity with a devotional spirit.
The swooping black dart of her back's been startled off by stillness,fixed differentin these thumbsized shouldersof intenser poison blue.
Renaissance audience members should have immediately recognized "divine ambition" as the sin of spiritual pride, an intenser form of the same ambition that motivated Claudius and motivates Hamlet.
On the contrary, the poem is an account of how immediate experience of nature has given way to an intenser duplication of that experience by means of active memory.
The older writer depicts a young man bored at Baja by what Shelley, for instance, sees in "Ode to the West Wind": "old palaces and towers/ Quivering within the wave's intenser day" (ll.
We should not, Babbitt cautioned, assume that the purpose of "whirling machinery" is "merely to serve as point of departure for a still intenser activity" (LAC, 262).
One glimpsed a nobility in Pike's delivery, a heroism defiant to the end; baritonal timbres brought crushed sorrow, and intenser tones conveyed inner mental despair.
Once upon a time the fruits of living in an age of liberation were variously supposed to be life more abundant, deeper insight, intenser feeling, "love's coming of age" Some of these goals may sometimes have been attained by some people: life is complicated.
Today we started with an intenser sense of adventure," she writes in a journal of her tour of the Western front: "Hitherto we had always been told beforehand where we were going and how much we were to be allowed to see; but now we were being launched into the unknown" (p.
He thought there was an unknown energy flaring down out of the light towers, some intenser working of the earth, and it isolated the players and the grass and the chalk-rolled lines from anything he'd ever seen or imagined.
Eden's comment that apostrophes "'almost always arise from some intenser feeling in the context"' (qtd.