We have come, great healer, to express our ardent gratitude.
But it has always happened that the more I detest men individually the more ardent becomes my love for humanity.’
But those who remained faithful were all the more ardent in their faith.
Alyosha firmly and ardently resolved that in spite of his promises to his father, the Hohlakovs, and Katerina Ivanovna, he would not leave the monastery next day, but would remain with his elder to the end.
And the reason this life struck him in this way was that he found in it at that time, as he thought, an extraordinary being, our celebrated elder, Zossima, to whom he became attached with all the warm first love of his ardent heart.
Sometimes he began praying ardently, he longed to pour out his thankfulness and love….
Oh, I love the dreams of my ardent young friends, quivering with eagerness for life!
And here the man had come back to her, who had loved her so ardently before (oh! she knew that very well), and whose heart and intellect she considered so superior to her own.