American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To arouse the passions of.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move or affect strongly with passion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Archaic To move or affect strongly with passion.
- im- + passion (Wiktionary)
- Italian impassionare : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + passione, passion (from Latin passiō, passiōn-, emotion; see passion). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In mould of figutt, and in frame of mind, Th 'impassion'd accent, and impiessivc To him th' heroic sphere must be assign'd. mien,”
“But I watch Torchwood with my impassion but I felt for Ianto's death (I was shunned).”
“Colin Montgomerie, the European captain, seems to have found a way to impassion his players for the divided third session on Saturday and Sunday.”
“And how might these films be used to maybe impassion us to become more active citizens or to take on certain issues that compel us?”
“Use his defeat abroad to impassion his domestic opponents”
“Michelle Obama, she weighed in on the contentious issue for the first time yesterday, making her case for change in an impassion speech at the White House.”
“Those are the gifts that make impassion my beliefs and why I write you now.”
“Linguistic scholars design language filled with buzzwords and catch phrases that encapsulate their values and impassion their zeal.”
“Can we say that the way the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father or how justification of the sinner comes about are the problems that impassion the men of today and with which the Christian faith stands or falls?”
“MCINTYRE: Well, the hearing is winding down and right now Hamdan's attorneys are making an impassion plea for the military jurists to believe his version of events.”
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