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used in Middlemarch

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characterized by intense emotion or passionate belief
  • "No, dear, I am very, very happy," said Dorothea, fervently.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (35% in)
  • It was desirable that chaplaincies of this kind should be entered on with a fervent intention: they were peculiar opportunities for spiritual influence; and while it was good that a salary should be allotted, there was the more need for scrupulous watching lest the office should be perverted into a mere question of salary.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (61% in)

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