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zeal

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Definition active interest and enthusiasm
  • She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • We need someone with both zeal and ability.
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • but surely never was such a sermon preached ... with so much zeal, knowledge, and sincerity;
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • Yossarian was stunned by their overbearing vigor and zeal,
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • As it was, he did nothing with much zeal, but sport; and his time was otherwise trifled away, without benefit from books or anything else.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate zeal and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal
    I serv'd my king, He would not in mine age
    Have left me naked to mine enemies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • admiring her drawings with so much zeal and so little knowledge
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • I read most of them with laudable zeal,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • Oh, once in a while they get carried away but it's good to see all that energy and zeal and enthusiasm.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • Max had experienced some of this himself, but it had never reached such a groundswell of intensity or zeal.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • At this time and place, she become all on fire with zeal.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • If thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear a show of zeal:
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • the zeal I had to see him
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • If you had pleas'd to have defended it with any terms of zeal...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • resolving, with a glow of philanthropic zeal, to found and endow an institution for the express benefit of young women with artistic tendencies.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • zeal = enthusiasm
  • —but the soldier held her back and checked her zeal
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm

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