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The school has a lot of fervor for football.
  intense feelings
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  • The school has a lot of fervor for football.
  • The speaker roused to a patriotic fervor.
  • The crowd grew louder with the increasing fervor of the game.
  • They were caught up in the home-buying fervor that preceded the crash.

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  • If Jack was astonished by their fervor he did not show it.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • He left cursing Milkman, but his fervor was gone.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • She dealt out slaps and pushes with such fervor that they all did her bidding without protest.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • From there, I leaped into every new book with fervor.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • He never mentioned God again or displayed any of the religious fervor I had found so embarrassing at our first interview.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • I never understood why God would climb into these people with such fervor, until I became a grown man myself and...
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water

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  • shutting his eyes, broke forth with involuntary fervor into a psalm tune.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • I believe firmly in the Republic and I have faith. I believe in it with fervor as those who have religious faith believe in the mysteries.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • What happened to that evangelical fervor?
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Feeling the capacity to be, to live, to act, to pour out the spirit of their souls into concrete and objective form with a high fervor
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • I was astonished, too, at the vast extent of his reading; and, above all, I felt my soul enkindled within me by the wild fervor, and the vivid freshness of his imagination.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • They sing in harmony with great fervor and style.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • (With increasing fervor) and sleeping and waking up!— (She flings her arms wide in an ecstasy of realization) Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anyone to realize you!
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • BRADY:  ...(With growing fervor) The whole world will be watching our victory over Drummond.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • His hammer is clenched in his hand like a weapon, his hard-angled face lit with tightly controlled fervor.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • They weren’t even thoughts that fit with her old socialist fervor.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • His eyes shine with the fervor of a religious zealot, the look of a street-corner crazy preacher, except this crazy holds the fate of the world in his hands.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She cupped my cheek and she kissed me, deeply, with an instant fervor.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Despite my fervor to rush into the woods and save my children, I had to proceed cautiously.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Inigo brought it to his lips and with all the fervor in his great Spanish heart kissed the metal….
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The classrooms buzzed with revolutionary fervor.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • I can almost see the word, interrobang and all, floating up from my lips in unspoken fervor, because he’s the only person I know who can appear seriously put out with no expression at all on his face.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • This was the symbol of the post office, yet also seemed to symbolize Stone’s allegiance to his country which was blind, uncompromising, unconditional, and though he would have fought me had he heard me express the thought, almost Third Reich in its fervor and rigidity.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Although I saw exactly what she meant, I was surprised at the fervor of her hostility and I wondered—even as I climbed the steps to take her out on our picnic—if it might not be due only to some irreconcilable discord left over from that stern religion which I knew she had abandoned.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Women artists of many kinds, women of many kinds are in ferment here, they are boiling with the pressured energy of explosive forces confined in a small space, and with the fervor of all religious movements in their early, purist stages.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The mayor scratched at the mustard stain on his cuff "General Howe delayed the invasion, hoping the revolutionary fervor would die down.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • A tail like a ship’s cable beat back and forth with increasing fervor.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan had hoped with great fervor to be gone from this country in a week, but he found himself agreeing.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • And as an ongoing prospect, after Amsterdam, which was really my Damascus, the way station and apogee of my Conversion as I guess you’d call it, I continue to be immensely moved by the impermanence of hotels: not in any mundane Travel-and-Leisure way but with a fervor bordering on the transcendent.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He’s rehearsed his speech, but the fervor Cal has can’t be faked.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • The nerve endings and veins and arteries carefully attaching his head to his body were firing and pulsating and pumping with a renewed sense of opportunity and fervor.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • I mean the person who loves Joan of Arc and the salesgirls in dress shops on Broadway—with an equal fervor.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • In a word, an almost poetical fervor prevailed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I still held on to the leg of the table, but clutched it now with the fervor of gratitude.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • I can’t forget how he prayed with almost equal fervor for a cat, and then tried to tear my throat out with his teeth.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Then she continued her singing with inexpressible fervor and feeling.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • My fervor led me to a scholar, Jeod, who claimed to have discovered a book that showed a secret passageway into Galbatorix’s castle.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He said her name with an understated fervor.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • As the Lord is my witness, said Janine with a show of fervor.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The one thing that recalled the patriotic fervor everyone had displayed during the Emperor’s stay was the call for contributions of men and money, a necessity that as soon as the promises had been made assumed a legal, official form and became unavoidable.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "If god spares Beth, I’ll try to love and serve Him all my life," answered Jo, with equal fervor.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Nevertheless, the game generated a treasure-hunt excitement, and presently he, too, succumbed to the fun, the fervor of this quest for refundable empties.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I discussed the question of Atlantis with the fervor of a man who no longer had any doubts.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Elizabethan poet Daniel, with the fervor of the Renaissance in his veins, gives it lyrical expression in his poetic dialogue "Ulysses and the Syren."
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • She stared at me for a long moment and, slowly, the fervor in her eyes dimmed.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • They took it for granted that she was imbued with their own patriotic fervor and would have been shocked to know how slight an interest in the war she had.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
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