from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being affected with passion; the act of giving vent to passion; a passionate utterance or expression.

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  • verb Present participle of passion.


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  • MCEDWARDS: And the European Union launches a satellite to challenge the U.S. global passioning system.

    CNN Transcript Dec 28, 2005

  • "Behold us then, Miss Lovel, passioning --" said the Navy.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • And with her would be my aunt and uncles to wonder also and shake grave heads over me, torturing me with their love while in my consciousness gnawed this undying horror that, like a demon raged within me, passioning for utterance, insomuch that day or night I had dreaded lest I babble the obscenities that haunted me.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • Abel was a man of grace, Bible-taught, passioning for service, but within him his gentle soul burned to travel, and his white horse, Major Mary, and his road wagon and his route to the door of many a country church were the sole satisfactions of his wanderlust; and next to these was his delight to be at a railway station when any train arrived, savouring the moment of some silent familiarity with distance.

    Friendship Village

  • Within was youth's blind tumult and longing, a passioning for he knew not what.


  • Verona_, act iv. last scene — “Madam, ’twas Ariadne passioning,” &c.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher


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