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crime of passion (kraɪm əv ˈpæʃən) 



  1. a crime, often a murder, committed from passion, esp sexual passion

Example Sentences Including 'crime of passion'

But if Palace supporters are tempted to view Simmons as someone unjustly victimised for a crime of passion , think again.
Explaining why first-degree murder charges were not laid, Sgt. Jim Muscat alleged the killing was "a crime of passion.
Toronto Sun (2003)
If it was a crime of passion , a jealous crime, why hadn't Richard gone for the rival?
Friday, Nancy Jealousy
If this was a crime of passion , it was a very strange passion indeed.
In the case of Absolution, it is a murder, a frenzied crime of passion.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Nor is it often they find a crime of passion that reads like a period drama.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)
Stanley Baker and Hardy Kruger lock horns over an apparent crime of passion in Joseph Losey's punchy, politically charged potboiler.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
`Ordinarily, in a killing, crime of passion and so forth, I would have no interest.
Smith, Mitchell Stone City


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