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fervent
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Jane Eyre
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  • "Yes, I doat on Miss Georgiana!" cried the fervent Abbot.
  • Now it had been her custom to launch out into fervent admiration of what she called my ’beaute male:’ wherein she differed diametrically from you, who told me point-blank, at the second interview, that you did not think me handsome.
  • "It is well I drew the curtain," thought I; and I wished fervently he might not discover my hiding-place: nor would John Reed have found it out himself; he was not quick either of vision or conception; but Eliza just put her head in at the door, and said at once — "She is in the window-seat, to be sure, Jack."
  • I sincerely, deeply, fervently longed to do what was right; and only that.
  • Whitcross regained, I followed a road which led from the sun, now fervent and high.
  • I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you, and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.

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  • a fervent desire to change society
  • a fervent admirer

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