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Impassionate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Impassionate Strongly affected. "The Briton Prince was sore empassionate ."
    • v. t Impassionate To affect powerfully; to arouse the passions of.
    • a Impassionate Without passion or feeling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • impassionate To affect powerfully; stir with passion.
    • impassionate Strongly affected; stirred by passion.
    • impassionate Without passion or feeling; dispassionate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Impassionate moved by strong passion or feeling: animated: excited
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. im-, not + passionate,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Low L.—L. in, in, passion-em, passion.

Usage

In literature:

So grey, so slow, so quiet, so impassionate, so very bumpy in the head, Patriarch was the word for him.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
Why carry obstinacy any further, why linger any longer in that impassionating but deceptive Rome?
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Why carry obstinacy any further, why linger any longer in that impassionating but deceptive Rome?
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Impassionately Virgil exhorts him.
"Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"" by John T. Slattery
Oh heauens, what new-founde griefes possesse my mind, what rare impassionated fits be these?
"Seven Minor Epics of the English Renaissance (1596-1624)" by Dunstan Gale
Of all characters, perhaps that of the loving, impassionate Star of the North suited her best.
"A Mad Love" by Bertha M. Clay
She apprehended this, and fear, in a heart impassionable as his was, could not but be the source of uneasiness and torment.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
And Memory is strangely and impassionately chid for its creation.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 4, November 1, 1851" by Various
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In poetry:

Only be thus full of life,
Cold and calm, impassionate,
Filled with neither love nor hate,
When he calls her wife!
"Perle Des Jardins" by Madison Julius Cawein