furore

Part of speech: noun

Overmastering passion for anything; rage; mania.

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Usage examples "furore":

  1. Temperance was a fashion, a furore, on my second visit, as its opposite had been on my first: and on each occasion, I persisted in a middle course, the golden mean,- which I know to be proverbially a wisdom though not at present universally so accepted. - "My Life as an Author", Martin Farquhar Tupper.
  2. While the crowd had hovered about the front of the shed, awaiting the reappearance of the girl aviator, whose feat had caused such a furore, this boy had limped from the machine, assisted by his stalwart companion, and had entered the shed by the rear door. - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.
  3. The General's household was truly Parisian in character; or, at least, it was what a Parisian household inevitably becomes when its inmates fall a prey to the constantly increasing passion for luxury and display, to the furore for aping the habits and expenditure of millionaires, and to the noble and elevated desire of humiliating and outshining their neighbors. - "Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2)", Emile Gaboriau.