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  • And it is not so much the embrace she gave me, that lives in my mind, though it was as fervent as could be, as what followed the embrace.
  • He kept me waiting so long, that I fervently hoped the Club would fine him for being late.
  • I only knew that I was fervently in earnest, when I felt the rest and peace of having Agnes near me.
  • Ah! little did Mr. Spenlow imagine, when he sat opposite to me after dinner that day, with his pocket-handkerchief over his head, how fervently I was embracing him, in my fancy, as his son-in-law!
  • What could I do but tell Miss Mills, with grateful looks and fervent words, how much I appreciated her good offices, and what an inestimable value I set upon her friendship!
  • How lovingly and fervently did it commend the pretty creature I had won, with all her artless graces best displayed, to my most gentle care!
  • She lifted up her eyes, and solemnly declared that she would devote herself to this task, fervently and faithfully.
  • Dare I fervently implore Mr. T. to see my misguided husband, and to reason with him?
  • ’Doen’t ye, dearest Dan’l, doen’t ye!’ cried Mrs. Gummidge, fervently.
  • ’Oh, thank Heaven!’ cried Agnes, fervently.
  • My letter to Agnes was a fervent and grateful one, narrating all the good effects that had resulted from my following her advice.
  • She gave me no advice; she urged no duty on me; she only told me, in her own fervent manner, what her trust in me was.
  • ’Do you remember that I tried to tell you, when I came home, what a debt of gratitude I owed you, dearest Agnes, and how fervently I felt towards you?’
  • However loud the general voice might be in giving me encouragement, and however fervent the emotions and endeavours to which it roused me, I heard her lightest word of praise as I heard nothing else.
  • There was such deep fondness for him, and gratitude to him for all his love and care, in her beautiful look; and there was such a fervent appeal to me to deal tenderly by him, even in my inmost thoughts, and to let no harsh construction find any place against him; she was, at once, so proud of him and devoted to him, yet so compassionate and sorry, and so reliant upon me to be so, too; that nothing she could have said would have expressed more to me, or moved me more.
  • I noticed, I remember, as he paused, looking at me with his handsome head a little thrown back, and his glass raised in his hand, that, though the freshness of the sea-wind was on his face, and it was ruddy, there were traces in it, made since I last saw it, as if he had applied himself to some habitual strain of the fervent energy which, when roused, was so passionately roused within him.

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  • a fervent desire to change society
  • a fervent admirer

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