01. Firefighters had difficulty approaching the burning building due to the [intense] heat.
02. Ophelia was [intensely] studying her math notes when I got home.
03. The [intensity] of the attack was much greater than expected.
04. Following [intensive] negotiations with the union, a strike appears to have been averted.
05. Fighting in the region has [intensified], and international observers are expecting the worse.
06. Four people have died in the [intense] cold which has hit Southern Ontario and Quebec this past weekend.
07. The young man stared [intensely] at the woman as she crossed the street.
08. There is a Japanese proverb which states that one moment of [intense] happiness prolongs life by a thousand years.
09. Traditionally, the Chinese agricultural strategy was to apply human labor [intensively] to the lands which would yield the greatest return.
10. It gives parents [intense] pleasure to see their children doing well in their chosen career.
11. The pain from the pulled muscle was quite [intense].
12. Oscar Wilde once said that art is the most [intense] mode of individualism that the world has known.
13. The Buddha stated that of all the worldly passions, lust is the most [intense].
14. A diamond will not dissolve in acid; the only thing that can destroy it is [intense] heat.
15. Because of the sun's [intensity], and the long periods of sunshine year round, vegetable crops in Tibet grow to enormous sizes.
16. The self-portraits of Van Gogh reveal his [intense] character.
17. The fertile valleys and irrigated plains of Uzbekistan contain good soil, and are [intensively] farmed.
18. In April 2002, fighting between the army and rebels in Burundi [intensified], and thousands of people fled the capital to escape the violence.
19. Agriculture in Great Britain is [intensive], highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with only 1% of the labor force.
20. Scientists classify light according to two main physical properties: wavelength and [intensity].
21. Pain is a reaction which the body produces in response to any stimulus [intense] enough to cause tissue damage.
22. The battle for control of the capital is [intensifying], and the President has had to call for help.
23. The battle is expected to [intensify] this evening as reinforcements reach the rebel army.
24. Measurements of the [intensity] of an earthquake evaluate the severity of ground motion at a specific location.
25. Alymer Letterman once said that the most distinguishing feature of winners is their [intensity] of purpose.

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