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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passionatelyadverb

    with passion

    "she kissed him passionately"

  2. stormily, turbulently, passionatelyadverb

    in a stormy or violent manner


  1. passionatelyadverb

    In a passionate manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Passionatelyadverb

    Etymology: from passionate.

    Whoever passionately covets any thing he has not, has lost his hold. Roger L'Estrange.

    If sorrow expresses itself never so loudly and passionately, and discharge itself in never so many tears, yet it will no more purge a man’s heart, than the washing of his hands can cleanse the rotteness of his bones. Robert South, Sermons.

    I made Melesinda, in opposition to Nourmahal, a woman passionately loving of her husband, patient of injuries and contempt, and constant in her kindness. Dryden.

    They lay the blame on the poor little ones, sometimes passionately enough, to divert it from themselves. John Locke.


  1. passionately

    Passion (Greek πάσχω "to suffer, to be acted on" and Late Latin (chiefly Christian) passio "passion; suffering" (from Latin pati "to suffer"; participle: passus)) is a term used to denote strong and intractable or barely controllable emotion or inclination with respect to a particular person or thing. Passion can range from eager interest in, or admiration for, an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person. It is particularly used in the context of romance or sexual desire, though it generally implies a deeper or more encompassing emotion than that implied by the term lust, often incorporating ideas of ecstasy and/or suffering. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) describes passions as "penchants, inclinations, desires and aversions carried to a certain degree of intensity, combined with an indistinct sensation of pleasure or pain, occasioned or accompanied by some irregular movement of the blood and animal spirits, are what we call passions. They can be so strong as to inhibit all practice of personal freedom, a state in which the soul is in some sense rendered passive; whence the name passions. This inclination or so-called disposition of the soul, is born of the opinion we hold that a great good or a great evil is contained in an object which in and of itself arouses passion".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Passionatelyadverb

    in a passionate manner; with strong feeling; ardently

  2. Passionatelyadverb

    angrily; irascibly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of passionately in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of passionately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of passionately in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    a beautiful girl spoke to me today thru little honey’d whispers dreaming icicles streams of words mouth moving saying much in little tones traveling passionately into distant lands far off hopes stranger’s arms a hoped-for death told her secret

  2. Tina Tchen:

    This is an issue she cares passionately about.

  3. Tina Tchen:

    As I tell girls whenever I meet them, I wouldn't be here, sitting here not just in this chair but in the life that I have, if it weren't for my education. this is an issue she cares passionately about.

  4. The Omani Shed:

    A prisoner of love is a person who is passionately in love. Losing that passion will set him free

  5. Newt Gingrich:

    Anti-left, anti-PC, anti-stupidity and very passionately American, and he operates within that model all the time.

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