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Definition hot — as in temperature, intense emotions (especially passion), or intense pace
  • In this she was successful; when the candle she chewed made contact with the torrid images she evoked, the candle began to burn.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • She wanted this last weekend to be everything summer could, hazy, torrid.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • Do you not feel the terrible, torrid heat?
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I used to have a torrid crush on the Partridge girl from LA.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Sitting on the tremendous rock in the torrid sun, Roger received this news as an illumination.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • As it was, he could only stare into Teeleh's torrid eyes and fight his own terror.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Beer had never been my favorite, but it tasted fine, ice-cold, on such a torrid day.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • The ashes under the grate were lit by the fire vertically, like a torrid waste.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • The blizzard of Montana or the torrid sirocco of the Staked Plain was no hindrance to the travel of the buffalo.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • The torrid cracks of the furnace gleamed in the crimson darkness and he heard the throaty undertone of the draft devouring the air.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Where are the torrid fantasies?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I felt traumatized, embarrassed, trapped in my own emotionally torrid world.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • But all were torrid, mind you.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • We pushed our bed under the lattice window, hoping to catch a cool breeze, but there was none, just torrid stillness.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • The Pagan leopards—the unrecking and unworshipping things, that live; and seek, and give no reasons for the torrid life they feel!
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It's even hotter up here, torrid, and the smell of perspiration makes him light-headed.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "If you must know," I replied, deadpan, "for the past six months I've been having this torrid affair with Warren Jacobi."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Miri preferred her movies torrid and dark.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Nestor had taken six wickets for twenty-five runs in a torrid spell of pace bowling, and four of those were by catches I took standing well behind the wicket.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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