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Definition characterized by intense emotion or passionate belief

Much more rarely, fervent may refer to something that is especially hot or that glows from heat.
  • a fervent desire to change society
fervent = characterized by intense emotion or passionate belief
  • a fervent admirer
  • 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
  • fervent = intense or passionate
  • "That," said Ron fervently, "was the best story you've ever come up with."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • fervently = with much excitement (intense emotion)
  • 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
  • fervently = with intense emotion
  • 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
  • fervent = hot (metaphorically saying that it is characterized by intense emotion)
  • Despite Jake's negative take on things, I hoped fervently that Harry would pull through.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • fervently = with intense emotion
  • they both set off with the fervent thanks and good wishes
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • fervent = intense (heart-felt)
  • when your diver did hang a salt fish on his hook, which he with fervency drew up.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • fervency = enthusiasm (feelings of intense emotion)
  • "Oh I do, I do," said Hwin fervently.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • fervently = with intense emotion
  • "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
  • fervently = with intense emotion
  • (fervently).
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • fervently = with intense emotion
  • She thanked him with brief, though fervent gratitude
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I have heard much of you since then; for you have a fervent advocate in my house.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Tales and Fantasies
  • She gave me no advice; she urged no duty on me; she only told me, in her own fervent manner, what her trust in me was.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • The fervent red of her face turned almost to purple.
    Crane, Stephen  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Seeing this did more for Jo than the wisest sermons, the saintliest hymns, the most fervent prayers that any voice could utter.
    Alcott, Louisa May  --  Little Women
  • "You just bet I did," was the fervent reply.
    London, Jack  --  White Fang
  • I raise fervent prayers to Heaven that the Almighty may exalt the race of the just, and mercifully fulfill the desires of Your Majesty.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Inspirited by this wind of promise, my daydreams become more fervent and vivid.
    Shelley, Mary  --  Frankenstein

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