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fervor

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Definition intense feelings
  • The school has a lot of fervor for football.
fervor = intense feelings
  • The speaker aroused a patriotic fervor in the crowd.
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • The crowd grew louder with the increasing fervor of the game.
  • They were caught up in the home-buying fervor that preceded the crash.
  • In all the rush and fervor, Montag had only an instant to read a line, but it blazed in his mind for the next minute as if stamped there with fiery steel.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • 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
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • shutting his eyes, broke forth with involuntary fervor into a psalm tune.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • fervor = intense emotion
  • He left cursing Milkman, but his fervor was gone.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • From there, I leaped into every new book with fervor.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • If Jack was astonished by their fervor he did not show it.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • She dealt out slaps and pushes with such fervor that they all did her bidding without protest.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • fervor = intensity
  • 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
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • What happened to that evangelical fervor?
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • They sing in harmony with great fervor and style.
    August Wilson  --  The Piano Lesson
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • BRADY:  ...(With growing fervor) The whole world will be watching our victory over Drummond.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • 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
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • 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
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • (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
  • fervor = intensity of feeling
  • 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
  • fervor = intense feelings
  • he said to himself, sat down to the table, and, opening a portfolio, he set to work at once with peculiar fervor at a sketch he had begun.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina

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