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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Will could not like to leave his own chessmen in the heat of a game; and any candidate on the right side, even if his brain and marrow had been as soft as was consistent with a gentlemanly bearing, might help to turn a majority.
Razumihin kept stopping on the way in the heat of discussion, confused and excited by the very fact that they were for the first time speaking openly about /it/.
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.