passion


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have a passion for someone or something

Fig. to have a strong feeling of need or desire for someone, something, or some activity. Mary has a great passion for chocolate. John has a passion for fishing, so he fishes as often as he can.
See also: have, passion

passion-pit

n. a drive-in movie theater; any place where young people go to neck, such as an area where teenagers park. (Dated but still heard.) She wanted me to drive down to the passion-pit, but I said I had a headache.
References in classic literature ?
As long as the connection subsists between his reason and his self-love, his opinions and his passions will have a reciprocal influence on each other; and the former will be objects to which the latter will attach themselves.
So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts.
Excellent, I said, and you may see passion equally in brute animals, which is a further proof of the truth of what you are saying.
And, as we were saying, the united influence of music and gymnastic will bring them into accord, nerving and sustaining the reason with noble words and lessons, and moderating and soothing and civilizing the wildness of passion by harmony and rhythm?
The king trembled with passion as he continued, "He pollutes and profanes everything that belongs to me
They parted; the Indian girl in tears, and the madcap trapper more than ever, with his thwarted passion.
A couple of horses were declared to be a fair compensation for the loss of a woman who had previously lost her heart; with this, the Shoshonie brave was fain to pacify his passion.
He was a most offensive brute, though he had an extraordinary passion for Shakespeare.
I want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.
To note the curious hard logic of passion, and the emotional coloured life of the intellect--to observe where they met, and where they separated, at what point they were in unison, and at what point they were at discord--there was a delight in that
The pulse and passion of youth were in him, but he was becoming self-conscious.
There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences, yet it was not a simple, but rather a very complex passion.
Sometimes this was the effect of art, and chiefly of the art of literature, which dealt immediately with the passions and the intellect.
The like force has the passion over all his nature.
They resign each other without complaint to the good offices which man and woman are severally appointed to discharge in time, and exchange the passion which once could not lose sight of its object, for a cheerful, disengaged furtherance, whether present or absent, of each other's designs.