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  • She spoke with great ardor.
  • Their ardor cooled and they separated.
  • they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor
  • And all the while she was shouting his name—"Mackenzie Allen Phillips"—with the ardor of someone seeing a long-lost and deeply-loved relative.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack

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  • I knew because I heard her play while I stood outside her window, waiting for the secret to her heart to be revealed to me with the same ardor with which I’d...
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Husky with ardor!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • I’d been taken aback at first, freaked out by this sudden ardor, worried that it was going to hurt her, and also, not really wanting to look at the stubbly red scar on her thigh where the skin had been taken for her graft or to bang against the snakeskin-like scar on her other leg, even though she kept that one covered with a pressure bandage.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • But the amount of effort that had gone into some of the Valentines, carefully constructed from magazine clippings and scavenged materials, suggested real ardor to me.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Back at the cabin we again tried to cool his ardor by firing a volley in the air, but this had no effect except to make him withdraw a few yards farther off.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • She went on that way, silent hour after silent hour; she had done nothing else for thirty-eight evenings now, and each time, her ardor deepened, her thoughts became more pure.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride

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  • I fought with words and youthful ardor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • As insistent in his ardor as his housekeeper, he was incomparably more awkward and his arms around her seemed multitudinous, like those of a huge mechanical fly.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Instead, almost every night it was dinner parties and busy restaurant tables with her friends, strenuous occasions where (jumpy, un-opiated, wracked to the last synapse), it was hard for me to make the proper show of social ardor, particularly when I was tired after work—and then too the wedding preparations, an avalanche of trivia in which I was expected to interest myself as enthusiastically as she, bright tissue-paper flurries of brochures and merchandise.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • This in itself was enough to damp the ardor of my enthusiasm.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • All of this, however, did not chill their ardor as much as might have been expected, because of the volubility of the agent.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • His ardor eventually cools, especially since I ignore his passionate glances and pedal blithely on my way.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Ah, sire, you recompense but badly this poor young man, who has come so far, and with so much ardor, to give your majesty useful information.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I should have felt terrible fear at seeing Jonathan in such danger, but that the ardor of battle must have been upon me as well as the rest of them.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The sun was in its zenith, and the spot chosen for the scene of the duel was exposed to its full ardor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • She had affected to look with some contempt upon the quality of his war ardor and patriotism.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Everyone experiences ardor like yours at one point or another during their lives.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The zodiac was also tied directly to Earth, Air, Fire, Water . the quadrants representing power, intellect, ardor, emotion.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They evoke no ardor in the male breast.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Skill follows ardor.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • His conviction of these truths was no mere matter of belief; it had the ardor and certainty of faith.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "Now, Uncas!" cried the scout, drawing his long knife, while his quick eyes began to flash with ardor, "take the last of the screeching imps; of the other two we are sartain!"
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • From fire to oil was a natural transition for burned fingers, and Amy fell to painting with undiminished ardor.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Although the loss rocked Lopsang hard, it didn’t diminish his ardor for climbing.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The very nearness of the fire but cooled our ardor.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He fell in love, as men are in the habit of doing, and pressed his suit with an earnestness and an ardor which left nothing to be desired.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • The lovely voices in ardor appealing over the water made me crave to listen, and I tried to say ’Untie me!’ to the crew, jerking my brows; but they bent steady to the oars.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Natasha, with the ardor characteristic of all she did suddenly set to work too.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Cedric’s ardor and ability to focus helped him accumulate a loose-leaf notebook full of A papers.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Perhaps Fowles wants to address, for reasons unknown, the shortcomings of Victorian males in the ardor department.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In that hour no one could have perceived in Agamemnon a moment’s torpor or malingering, but fiery ardor for the battle-test that brings honor to men.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • His hands, large and coarse, were plentifully bedecked with rings; and he wore a heavy gold watch-chain, with a bundle of seals of portentous size, and a great variety of colors, attached to it,—which, in the ardor of conversation, he was in the habit of flourishing and jingling with evident satisfaction.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ’The Lord gave us good farmers two strong hands so that we could take as much as we could grab with both of them,’ he preached with ardor on the courthouse steps or in front of the A&P as he waited for the bad-tempered gum-chewing young cashier he was after to step outside and give him a nasty look.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • After the morning in the pillory, the neighbors of NotreDame thought they noticed that Quasimodo’s ardor for ringing had grown cool.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • If there was one pure, sunny spot for me, I believed it to be in Benjamin’s heart, and in another’s, whom I loved with all the ardor of a girl’s first love.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Watching the ardor with which the meat was devoured, Mortenson realized how rare such a meal was for the people of Korphe, and how close they lived to hunger.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Because of the fact that they felt sheepish, feeling that somehow they had fallen short of his own cold ardor, they would return tomorrow if just to show him.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • He redoubled his ardor.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Stern financial and social stress after the war cooled much of the previous humanitarian ardor.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Since the afternoon of their first love, Aureliano and Amaranta Ursula had continued taking advantage of her husband’s rare unguarded moments, making love with gagged ardor in chance meetings and almost always interrupted by unexpected returns.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • In the meantime, they continued to write to each other with the same ardor and frequency, but free of the turmoil they had felt before, and their letters tended toward a domestic tone that seemed appropriate to husband and wife.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He was very ill, and it required all my ardor as an historian pledged to the truth to persuade him to live the incredible tragedy over again for my benefit.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • He also harbored a peculiar ardor for the inner rail.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • It was in those moments, when she felt their coolness, that she reached back to revive her first ardor and said it again.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • This royal maiden was well satisfied with her lover, for he was handsome and brave to a degree unsurpassed in all this kingdom, and she loved him with an ardor that had enough of barbarism in it to make it exceedingly warm and strong.
    Frank R. Stockton  --  The Lady, or the Tiger?
  • Clumsiness combined with ardor, ardor with clumsiness they excited Tomas utterly.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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