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  • a fervent desire to change society
  • a fervent admirer
  • "That," said Ron fervently, "was the best story you’ve ever come up with."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • they both set off with the fervent thanks and good wishes
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia

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  • "Oooh, I wouldn’t fancy crossing the lake in this weather," said Hermione fervently, shivering as they inched slowly along the dark platform with the rest of the crowd.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • "Oh I do, I do," said Hwin fervently.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • is my fervent hope that this book will help build our growing movement of people working to prevent child abuse in all its forms.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • (fervently).
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • when your diver did hang a salt fish on his hook, which he with fervency drew up.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.
    Abraham Lincoln  --  Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

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  • I, who did not understand anything of the passion involved in it, saw that the very elements were melting with fervent heat,
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Despite Jake’s negative take on things, I hoped fervently that Harry would pull through.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Must be nice to believe so fervently in what the Empire spoon-feeds us.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • "It means you’re a fervent girl," Rahel said.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Normally we wouldn’t move so quickly, and so, well, transparently, but given the Circle’s fervent belief in Demoxie, and our confidence that it will be adopted quickly and globally, we couldn’t see any reason to delay."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I wished fervently that I were there instead.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I found myself fervently wishing I were a pregnant Eskimo.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • There had been indications that Mary’s ever-increasing presence was disturbing to Sunny, as she had seemed to be practicing more fervently in the preceding weeks, particularly when Mary was over at the house.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The girl was fidgeting with the ends, fervently winding and unwinding them around her fingers.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "Oh, everything he has told you is true!" answered Kit fervently.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • It had been our fervent hope that somehow the Nazis would come to their senses and the persecution would stop.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • It is our fervent hope that each of you will find a path out of the depravity of your early lives, and with firm guidance and hard work transform into respectable citizens who can pull your weight in society.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I once fervently believed in Mao and the Chinese Communist Party.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • But the fastest boys are greyhounds, harvested from all over the nation for their speed and eagerness to obey, and they seem to Werner to be running more fervently, more conclusively, than they have before.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Everyone, of course, fervently agreed.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In heaven, I fervently believed, everybody had footwarmers.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • At this point Sophie had, as usual after one of Wanda’s fervent come-ons, turned away, saying nothing.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I continue my rhythm as he watches me fervently.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I fervently hoped Becky would chop off their heads and strip off their skins.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • And as fervently as the Baudelaire orphans wished their circumstances were different, I wish that I could somehow change the circumstances of this story for you.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • He fervently hoped she’d thought of all the details about the rally.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Green and blue shadows flowed over my sleeve, reminding me of the tavern’s public room, and I wished fervently for a drink.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "Thank God," said Boris fervently, falling to the concrete to prostrate himself before the Lord.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • "You and your brother have everything, Prince Maven," I whisper in a voice so fervent it might be a prayer.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • I wished fervently this was not the case.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Rosa Hubermann was a great imitator, and a fervent one.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "Good!" said Master Freddie; and added fervently: "God bless ’em, the little lambs!"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It was my temper to avoid a crowd and to attach myself fervently to a few.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I raise fervent prayers to Heaven that the Almighty may exalt the race of the just, and mercifully fulfill the desires of Your Majesty.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I consented, and he was fervent, and then sat down again.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He fervently thanked all the gods, known and unknown.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers, very fervently.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Mr. Darnay had kissed her hand fervently and gratefully, and had turned to Mr. Stryver, whom he warmly thanked.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I want to scream, run, smash my way out of it but I’m frozen, helpless to do anything but fervently hope I’ll die before I reach the shadowy figures awaiting me above.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Dantes folded his hands, raised his eyes to heaven, and prayed fervently.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I wished fervently that I’d never joined up, that I were a free man.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • I call to witness the God who hears us, that on the contrary I am a fervent Catholic!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • My panic zoomed into high-level terror and I frantically pounded on the door with all my might, screaming in a high-pitched, fervent squawk, "BILLLLYYYYYYYY!"
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • As he leaned over the human and whispered in her ear, Fords wished fervently that the soul inside could hear him now.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Whatever evil thoughts we have, proceed from him; so that God in this our distress, expects we should apply ourselves to him by fervent prayer for speedy redress.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
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