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  • I am her most ardent fan.
  • She is an ardent defender of free speech.
  • His hello kisses in the visiting room grew more ardent, and he wanted to play footsie under the card tables.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • My first mentor was a middle-aged Scotsman who gained his livelihood delivering ice, but who was in fact an ardent amateur mammalogist.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • I want to say thank you but don’t because I’m afraid of being ardent and scaring her off.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Her left breast had been removed five years earlier and he was ardently fondling the sponge beneath her gown.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "I want to hear your answer—it must be interesting if you’re so ardently resisting."
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • His accent is very different from Frau Elena’s, and yet his voice is so ardent, so hypnotizing, that Werner finds he can understand every word.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • For no clear reason a series of somber chords, struck in the middle of the symphony’s andante movement, reminded her of the remarkable poem which had been read to her at the end of her last English class, a few days before, by the teacher, an ardent, fat, patient and conscientious young graduate student known to the class as Mr. Youngstein.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I cursed myself for idiocy, but I couldn’t help imagining her sweet round face, flushed with ardent longing, and his big hands burying themselves in that moonbeam hair ….
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • At the space-age, glassed-in office of the storage facility, I was the only customer; and though I’d prepared a cover story (ardent camper; neat-freak mom) the men at the desk seemed completely uninterested in my large, well-labeled sporting goods bag with the tag of the pup tent dangling artfully outside.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The ardent gardener or landowner, in fact?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Sasaki was an ardent track fan, and he sought Louie’s acquaintance.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • I had at one time over forty scholars, and those of the right sort, ardently desiring to learn.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Ruth liked the antagonistic little dogs, who barked ardently as she passed.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Try to hold me in your mind, at some quiet times, as ardent and sincere in this one thing.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I shall satiate my ardent curiosity with the sight of a part of the world never before visited, and may tread a land never before imprinted by the foot of man.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • "Never," I thought; and ardently I wished to die.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • CYRANO (ardently): Hideous!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • He pursued his revery so ardently that he passed his street and had to turn back.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Prospecting for gold, skin-diving for sunken treasure-these were but two of the projects Perry had ardently proposed.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Rosalie and Emmett kissed again—longer and more ardently than before.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Dantes gazed on the man who could thus philosophically resign hopes so long and ardently nourished with an astonishment mingled with admiration.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • D’Artagnan seized the hand held out to him, and kissed it ardently.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • There was no written language, but an oral tradition so ardent that when the Catholic fathers fixed letters to the words of Kikongo, its poetry and stories poured into print with the force of a flood.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Oh, Rose: in the name of my ardent and enduring attachment; in the name of all I have suffered for you, and all you doom me to undergo; answer me this one question!’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • He was experimenting with being ardently sympathetic with everybody he met.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Pettingill was a cousin of the Bank president’s wife and a famous authority on the ruins of Pompeii; the Bank president was an ardent admirer of Julius Caesar and had once, while in Rome, spent an hour and a quarter in reverent inspection of the Coliseum.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Alkinoos, their ardent king, stepping aboard himself, directed the stowing under the cross planks, not to cramp the long pull of the oarsmen.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • That coat for Ashley was a sore subject with Scarlett, for she wished so ardently that she and not Melanie were bestowing it as a Christmas gift.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Although she lived at an epoch when women had, as yet, no soul, she was a soul; a soul of a rosy and purple hue, more ardent hued than fire, fresher than the dawn.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • As for Jim, no disappointments have been severe enough to chill his naturally romantic and ardent disposition.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • My explanation is that Marfa Petrovna was an ardent and impressionable woman and simply fell in love herself—literally fell in love—with your sister.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • With a masterful flourish, he brought the briefing to a close and turned expectantly to receive ardent congratulations from General Dreedle — who was already striding out of the building without a glance backward, trailing his nurse and Colonel Moodus behind him.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • For he was gayer than I had thought, more tender than I had dreamed, youthful and ardent in a hundred happy ways, not the Maxim I had first met, not the stranger who sat alone at the table in the restaurant, staring before him, wrapped in his secret self.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • But how far will the ardency of desire prompt us on?
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Her long with ardent look his eye pursued Delighted, but desiring more her stay.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • There are signs, ahem, of ardent affection.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • At night, Cedric studied ardently.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Over their voices Dollard bassooned attack, booming over bombarding chords: —When love absorbs my ardent soul….
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • In addition, there is evidence that Peter Houghton, the suspect in the shootings, was an ardent fan of a hard-core punk band called Death Wish, often posting on fan websites and downloading lyrics onto his personal computer.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He recalled her memory with ardent, tender love, and hopeful aspiring to the better world; where he doubted not she was gone.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • You just ought to be over at Curry’s [a local cafe and night spot on the highway leading into Mansfield, run by ardent segregationists].
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • —Or so I ardently, desperately affirmed.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • ’After the death of his wife, all the Colonel’s love and care was centred upon his only child; under his eye she was instructed in all the accomplishments suited to her sex; and from him she imbibed an ardent love of field sports.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • That goddammed minister in the Christian party was an ardent advocate of the AIA, which was going to set up a paper mill in Krakow and provide new equipment for a metals industry in Riga, a cement factory in Tallinn, and so on.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He who was too gregarious, who spoke too much and too ardently desired the company of others, their conversation and their laughter, did not have what life required.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The dull precious metal seemed to flash with a reflection of her bright and ardent spirit.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • He was a very rich man with a quarter of a million acres in the Crimea, and he was an ardent sportsman.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
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