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fervor
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
intense feelings
  • Will spoke with fervor.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (98% in)
  • Mrs. Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry—applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (18% in)
  • "That it is, Caleb," said his wife, with answering fervor.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (76% in)
  • There's no sort of work," said Caleb, with fervor, putting out his hand and moving it up and down to mark his emphasis, "that could ever be done well, if you minded what fools say.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (83% in)
  • It is some pleasure," the auctioneer went on with a rising fervor, "to have a picture like this to show to a company of ladies and gentlemen—a picture worth any sum to an individual whose means were on a level with his judgment.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (72% in)
  • Seated with his back towards her on a sofa which stood against the wall on a line with the door by which she had entered, she saw Will Ladislaw: close by him and turned towards him with a flushed tearfulness which gave a new brilliancy to her face sat Rosamond, her bonnet hanging back, while Will leaning towards her clasped both her upraised hands in his and spoke with low-toned fervor.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (45% in)

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