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Definitioncharacterized by intense emotion or passionate belief
- "Thou art crushed under this seven years' weight of misery," replied Hester, fervently resolved to buoy him up with her own energy.Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (90% in)
- It was pleasant in the summer forenoons—when the fervent heat, that almost liquefied the rest of the human family, merely communicated a genial warmth to their half torpid systems—it was pleasant to hear them chatting in the back entry, a row of them all tipped against the wall, as usual; while the frozen witticisms of past generations were thawed out, and came bubbling with laughter from their lips.Introductory (30% in)
- The young divine, whose scholar-like renown still lived in Oxford, was considered by his more fervent admirers as little less than a heavenly ordained apostle, destined, should he live and labour for the ordinary term of life, to do as great deeds, for the now feeble New England Church, as the early Fathers had achieved for the infancy of the Christian faith.Chapter 9 -- The Leech (20% in)
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