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ardent
used in Frankenstein

20 uses
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Definition
showing or feeling intense emotion — typically strong positive feelings such as enthusiasm or love
  • I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man.
    Introductory Letters (6% in)
  • I am too ardent in execution and too impatient of difficulties.
    Introductory Letters (26% in)
  • We have already reached a very high latitude; but it is the height of summer, and although not so warm as in England, the southern gales, which blow us speedily towards those shores which I so ardently desire to attain, breathe a degree of renovating warmth which I had not expected.
    Introductory Letters (48% in)
  • You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
    Introductory Letters (92% in)
  • And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
    Chapter 2 (77% in)
  • I ardently desired the acquisition of knowledge.
    Chapter 3 (38% in)
  • My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of morning whilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory.
    Chapter 4 (7% in)
  • I will not lead you on, unguarded and ardent as I then was, to your destruction and infallible misery.
    Chapter 4 (46% in)
  • When I thought of him I gnashed my teeth, my eyes became inflamed, and I ardently wished to extinguish that life which I had so thoughtlessly bestowed.
    Chapter 9 (36% in)
  • This was indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.
    Chapter 12 (34% in)
  • I conjectured, therefore, that he found on the paper signs for speech which he understood, and I ardently longed to comprehend these also; but how was that possible when I did not even understand the sounds for which they stood as signs?
    Chapter 12 (62% in)
  • I ardently desired to understand them, and bent every faculty towards that purpose, but found it utterly impossible.
    Chapter 13 (34% in)
  • She thanked him in the most ardent terms for his intended services towards her parent, and at the same time she gently deplored her own fate.
    Chapter 14 (30% in)
  • Pitiless as you have been towards me, I now see compassion in your eyes; let me seize the favourable moment and persuade you to promise what I so ardently desire.
    Chapter 17 (42% in)
  • His soul overflowed with ardent affections, and his friendship was of that devoted and wondrous nature that the world-minded teach us to look for only in the imagination.
    Chapter 18 (87% in)
  • It is true, he seldom came to see me, for although he ardently desired to relieve the sufferings of every human creature, he did not wish to be present at the agonies and miserable ravings of a murderer.
    Chapter 21 (43% in)
  • I was possessed by a maddening rage when I thought of him, and desired and ardently prayed that I might have him within my grasp to wreak a great and signal revenge on his cursed head.
    Chapter 23 (68% in)
  • At such moments vengeance, that burned within me, died in my heart, and I pursued my path towards the destruction of the daemon more as a task enjoined by heaven, as the mechanical impulse of some power of which I was unconscious, than as the ardent desire of my soul.
    Chapter 24 (16% in)
  • Think not, Walton, that in the last moments of my existence I feel that burning hatred and ardent desire of revenge I once expressed; but I feel myself justified in desiring the death of my adversary.
    Chapter 24 (70% in)
  • They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned.
    Chapter 24 (91% in)

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