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grand passion

an intense or overwhelming attraction or love.
the object of such feelings.
Origin of grand passion
1925-30; translation of French grande passion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After all, there is a great deal in this world worth living for besides love as a grand passion.

  • Dolly could talk of it as a tragedy, and a—a grand passion, and yet make a suggestion like that!

    The Dark Flower John Galsworthy
  • He was fifty-two; that is to say, the grand passion had come and gone.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • "The grand passion of her life is yet to come," said Rachel.

    The Clever Woman of the Family Charlotte M. Yonge
  • He has been sustaining a grand passion for a married woman, but the looming shadow of the husband obsesses him.

    Modernities Horace Barnett Samuel
  • It was not much like a grand passion, but it was something, the honest confession of a boy.

    Rose MacLeod Alice Brown
  • Even the memory of his grand passion was now corrupted, sullied, debased.

    The Child of Pleasure Gabriele D'Annunzio
  • "I doubt it will be what they call a 'grand passion,'" he reflected with reverence.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
  • Had not he confessed that he—when young—had loved with a grand passion?

  • Are you quite sure you won't let me tempt you into a second grand passion?

    Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw

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