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ardent
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Babbitt
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  • She passed from a feeble disgust at their closer relations into what promised to be ardent affection, but it drooped into bored routine.
  • Babbitt’s evenings were barren then, and he found comfort only in Paul’s second cousin, Myra Thompson, a sleek and gentle girl who showed her capacity by agreeing with the ardent young Babbitt that of course he was going to be governor some day.
  • Zenith ardently received Sir Gerald (who had come to America to buy coal).
  • None of these is more ardent than the Zenith Boosters’ Club.
  • Slim waist girdled with raw silk, strong brows, ardent eyes, hair parted above a broad forehead—she meant youth to him and a charm which saddened.
  • All the while he was dreading the moment when he would be alone with his wife and she would patiently expect him to be ardent.
  • If he took her to dinner, if he were seen by censorious friends—But he went on ardently: "Don’t think I’m getting fresh if I suggest it would be nice for us to go out and have a little dinner together some evening."
  • He had met Tanis’s friends; he had, with the ardent haste of the Midnight People, who drink and dance and rattle and are ever afraid to be silent, been adopted as a member of her group, which they called "The Bunch."
  • Incredulously he remembered that he had by his roaring familiarity with them laid himself open to the patronizing of youths whom he would have kicked out of his office; that by dancing too ardently he had exposed himself to rebukes from the rattiest of withering women.

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  • I am her most ardent fan.
  • She is an ardent defender of free speech.

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