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Notebook, 1993-

ELEMENTS

Intensity









Quality or condition of Energy, Strength, Concentration, Vehemence . . . . Of activity, thought, feeling . . . . In display, approach, arrangement, relationship, association . . . . High or Extreme Degree of Emotion . . . . Depth of Feeling . . . . Magnitude, as of Energy or a Force per unit of area, volume, time, etc.

C O N S I D E R:

Earnest

Stretched out

Acute

Depth

Concentration

Magnitude

Strength

Volume

Severe

Intention

Energy

Strength, deep feelings, tension..

Vehemence

High degree

Extreme

Tension

Earnestness

Penetration


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Intensity [ME < L inten(us) stretched ot. ptp. of intendere to INTEND] n., pl. -ties. 1. the quality or condition of being intense. 2. energy, strength, concentration, vehemence, etc., as of activity, thought, or feeling; He went at the job with great intesity. 3. a high or extreme degree, as of cold or heat. 4. a high degree of emotion excitement; depth of feeling. 5. Speech, the correlate of physical energy and the degree of loudness of a speech sound. 6. Physics. magnitude, as of energy or a force per unit of area, volume, time, etc.

Intense adj. 1. existing or occurring in a high or extreme degree; intense heat. 2. acute, strong, or vehement, as sensations, feelings, or emotions. 3. of an extreme kind; very great, severe, etc.: an intense gale. 4. having a characteristic quality in a high degree: blindingly intense sunlight. 5. strenuous or earnest: an intense life. 6. having or showing great strength, strong feeling, emotions, or tension, as a person, the face, etc. [Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]




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