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fervid

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Definition intensely passionate

or more rarely:

extremely hot
  • She is fervid in her support for the candidate.
fervid = characterized by intense emotion
  • When the minister spoke from the pulpit with power and fervid eloquence, and, with...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • fervid = intensely passionate
  • "Drink, then, thou lofty creature!" exclaimed Aylmer, with fervid admiration.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • fervid = intensely passionate
  • His father had been a robbery detective in Cleveland, Ohio, and his older brother was a homicide detective in Fort Lauderdale—and a detective is what David Delinko fervidly wanted to be, someday.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • fervidly = intensely or passionately
  • set out...when the fervid heat subsides
  • "I do love you, Tess—O, I do—it is all come back!" he said, tightening his arms round her with fervid pressure.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • [fervidly] Well, I want to know what it is.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • In fervid hearts self-contained, some brief experiences devour our human tissue as secret fire in a ship's hold consumes cotton in the bale.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The sun struck the soldiers fervidly on helm and shield; but they kept their ranks indifferent alike to its dazzle and to the mouthings of the rabble.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • His fervid imagination was stirred as never before, by the tramp of armies, the blood and dust of battle, and the wail and whirl of social upheaval.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • "Damn her," he fervidly said.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • A week after that, a national tabloid offered a fervid synopsis of what had happened, headed: TRAGIC BATTLE IN MAINE AS MOM BATTLES KILLER SAINT BERNARD.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • It is my belief that he is still blazing as fervidly as ever.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth's Holocaust
  • Days and nights of fervid life, of communion with angels of darkness and of light, have engraved their shadowy characters on that tear-stained book.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • He watched her crouching, sipping the flowers with fervid kisses.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • But Ben had one admirer whose eyes followed his movements with a fervid gravity that equalled his own.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • His fervid nature could not afford to relinquish one of these, though two of the three were as many as he could hope to preserve.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • "I swear I will not!" he said fervidly.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • But the fervid facility of his impromptus could not be so accounted for.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Aunt Bertha and David's father, the former fervid, the latter stony, crossed snubbing glances.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep

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