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Definition a feeling of strong enthusiasm or love — usually for a person or a cause
  • 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
  • ardor = feeling of strong enthusiasm or love
  • 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
  • ardor = feeling of strong enthusiasm
  • 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
  • I fought with words and youthful ardor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The lady lived; and with redoubled ardor I betook myself to the task of restoration.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • Dudorov felt that in her childish ardor she had vowed someday to remove that stigma from her family name.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • This in itself was enough to damp the ardor of my enthusiasm.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Ardor for this mission filled me, and I fervently pledged myself to him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The very nearness of the fire but cooled our ardor.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Leo seesawed between anger and ardor.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Natasha, with the ardor characteristic of all she did suddenly set to work too.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A gen'rous ardor boils within my breast, Eager of action, enemy to rest: This urges me to fight, and fires my mind To leave a memorable name behind.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • Clumsiness combined with ardor, ardor with clumsiness they excited Tomas utterly.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Everyone experiences ardor like yours at one point or another during their lives.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • They evoke no ardor in the male breast.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • His visits to Boston became fewer, though he still responded to her letters with the ardor of a lover.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • 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

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