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Definitionactive interest and enthusiasm
- These new principals were generally younger and less schooled, but possessed the religious zeal that had now become the first priority of government.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
- At first, from his comfortable vantage point nearly half a world away, he had felt secure enough to proclaim his zeal for the revolution and for the ayatollah's dream of turning Iran into an Islamic republic.
- We decided to go to the ha ram the tomb, immediately, partly out of religious zeal and partly to escape the hotel.
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