Definition of ruling passion in English:

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ruling passion


An interest or concern that occupies a large part of someone’s time and effort: football remained their ruling passion
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  • Deborah happily took up a supporting role to his ruling passion, but, when she recalls her husband's compulsive, workaholic schedule of those years, she appears to be searching for clues to his impending crisis.
  • Science or not, astrology will continue to engage all Indians, and many who are not Indians too, and it has become the ruling passion of Muthkur, a bachelor in his sixties, to keep on proving himself right.
  • The peculiar and preponderant fact that marks those ages as its own is the equality of condition; the ruling passion of men in those periods is the love of this equality.

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Syllabification: rul·ing pas·sion

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