the Passion

noun

: the sufferings of Jesus Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death

Examples of the Passion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top lot in the Passion for Time sale was a one-of-a-kind Philippe Dufour Grande & Petite Sonnerie No.1 in 18k yellow gold that sold for CHF 5,127,000 (about $5.7 million). Carol Besler, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2023 This amazing overture is, literally, a Passion Play, a performance of Christ’s crucifixion (Gance himself portrays the actor in the role of Jesus), as in the Passion Play still regularly mounted in Oberammergau, Germany. Armond White, National Review, 25 Aug. 2023 Advertisement Still, there’s no denying the passion for the non-contact, 7-on-7 sport. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 There was an eight-year gap, and the passion in the music wasn’t tremendously different. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 13 Aug. 2023 The things that this [show] ushered into my life, not to mention the hope, the love and the passion for this project. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 28 Aug. 2023 There are familiar images: a man selling balloons, kids flying a kite, the passion captured in the throes of playing the national pastime, people walking past a religious place of worship, or a group of children excitedly scrambling to look at the digital images a photographer just took of them. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Aug. 2023 One of the more infamous recent cases involved the Museum of the Bible, the passion project of Hobby Lobby’s Green family. Julie Belcove, Robb Report, 5 Aug. 2023 McPhee is one of the all-time great generalists, a writer who can go to town on just about any subject, so long as the passion and interest move him. Chris Vognar, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2023

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“The Passion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Passion. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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