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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section I. Affections in General
Section IV. Possessive Relations
 
820. Affections.
 
  
NOUN:CHARACTER, qualities, disposition, affections, nature, spirit, tone; temper, temperament; diathesis, idiosyncrasy; cast -, habit -, frame- of -mind, - soul; predilection, turn; natural -, turn of mind; bent, bias, predisposition, proneness, proclivity, propensity, propenseness, propension, propendency [obs.]; vein, humor, mood, grain, mettle, backbone; sympathy (love) [See Love].
  SOUL, heart, breast, bosom, inner man; heart’s -core, - strings, - blood; heart of hearts, penetralia mentis [L.]; secret and inmost recesses of the heart, cockles of one’s heart; inmost- heart, - soul.
  PASSION, pervading spirit; ruling -, master- passion; furore [It.], furor; fullness of the heart, heyday of the blood, flesh and blood, flow of soul.
  ENERGY, fervor, fire, verve, force.
  
VERB:have or possess character &c. n.; be of a character &c. n.; be affected &c. adj.; breathe energy &c. n.
  
ADJECTIVE:CHARACTERIZED, affected, formed, molded or moulded, cast; attemperate, attempered, tempered; framed.
  PRONE, predisposed, disposed, inclined; having a bias &c. n.; tinctured -, imbued -, penetrated -, eaten up- with.
  INBORN, inbred, ingrained; deep-rooted, ineffaceable, inveterate; congenital, dyed in the wool, implanted by nature, inherent, in the grain.
  
ADVERB:in one’s heart &c. n.; at heart; heart and soul [See Feeling]; in the vein, in the mood.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The ruling passion strong in death.
  2. The Divinity that stirs within us.—Addison
  3. That dread apocalypse of soul.—E. B. Browning
  4. How paint to the sensual eye what passes in the holy-of-holies of man’s soul?—Carlyle
  5. Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul.—Holmes
  6. Character is an historical fruit, and the result of a man’s biography.—Amiel
  7. One master-passion in the breast, Like Aaron’s serpent, swallows all the rest.—Pope

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