Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being intense; intensity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being intense; intensity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being intense, in any sense of that word; intensity.

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Examples

  • Then the lids would stay quite motionless for a long time, and the colour would fade a little from her whole face; but sometimes, just then, she would bite her lower lip, and that spoiled what some people would have called the intenseness of her expression.

    Fair Margaret A Portrait

  • I was hoping HtP would have the same degree of intenseness.

    Book Binge & Book Smugglers

  • I looked around at the blue sky and felt the beautiful intenseness of biking and running and picked up the pace, deciding I was happier to be running than not running.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • CAROL KOLB, CNN HEAD WRITER: Just the intenseness that we bring to every single news story.

    CNN Transcript Feb 20, 2009

  • Relieved from the intenseness of her agony by this plan, and ever eager to pursue the first idea that arose, she flew to borrow from Mrs. Berlinton her post-chaise for the next morning, and to supplicate that

    Camilla

  • Any one of those three colouring principles is capable of becoming black, without any alteration of its substance by absorbing the rays which are not analogous to it, when its intenseness exceeds the proportion of its own ray.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • This is to captivate the general publics intenseness of their own interests, and needless to say this world of ours is becoming more biblical every day,…. say like the times of Sodom & Gomorra.

    Redrup v. New York and the end of American censorship « Jahsonic

  • But what shall I say, when I find my frailty so much increased, that I cannot, with the same intenseness of devotion I used to be blest with, apply myself to the throne of Grace, nor, of consequence, find my invocations answered by that delight and inward satisfaction, with which I used when the present near prospect was more remote?

    Pamela

  • Mentally dropping tenseness brings intenseness, not relaxation.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • Ellena no longer returned her caresses; surprize and doubt suspended every tender emotion; she gazed upon Olivia with an intenseness that partook of wildness.

    The Italian

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