01. My aunt has a real [passion] for art, and travels the world visiting important museums every summer.
02. Jane Goodal spoke [passionately] about the importance of saving the habitat of chimpanzees.
03. The young woman kissed her husband [passionately], and stroked his hair.
04. The sight of her full red lips filled him with [passion], and he kissed her excitedly.
05. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a very [passionate] speaker for civil rights in the U.S.
06. They had a [passionate] love affair for over 40 years despite both being married to someone else.
07. De La Rochefoucauld once said that the pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the [passion] we feel than in that which we inspire.
08. Mother Theresa once said that she didn't do great things; she did little things with great [passion].
09. You have to have a certain [passion] for a sport, as well as talent and the determination to succeed in order to become an elite athlete.
10. Scientist David Suzuki is very [passionate] about saving our environment.
11. In Nigeria, education is said to be a national [passion].
12. The people of Argentina have a [passion] for soccer, and professional soccer players often become national heroes.
13. An Arab proverb suggests that the most useful holy war is the one fought against your own [passions].
14. As a young man, Siddhartha Gautama, who later became the Buddha, vowed to gain complete control over his body and mind by ridding himself of all [passions], both physical and mental.
15. Psychologists describe romantic love as a combination of intimacy and [passion].
16. During the sixteenth century, expressions of religious sentiment achieved a [passionate] intensity in the sacred music of Spain.
17. Aristotle believed that by continually listening to music that aroused ignoble [passions], one would become an ignoble person.
18. Rock singer Bono has been a [passionate] advocate for Third World debt relief in recent years.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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