in the heat of


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in the heat of

verb during extreme emotion, in the emotion of, in the excitement of, in the fervor of, in the fury of, in the passion of, while caught-up in emotion, while caught-up in the moment, while excited, while extremely emotional, while overcome with emotion, while passionntely involved, without thinking
Associated concepts: in the heat of the commission of a crime
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No more could I ever bring myself to go out in the heat of the sun without a cap or a hat; the heat of the sun, beating with such violence as it does in that place, would give me the headache presently, by darting so directly on my head, without a cap or hat on, so that I could not bear it; whereas, if I put on my hat it would presently go away.
Pearson said in the wake of the incident: "I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won't be any apology.
Three miles away, in the heat of the day, Maria Mendoza also shed tears - frustrated by the delays to become a citizen.