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zeal
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
active interest and enthusiasm
  • At the place where the carriage stopped there stood an ancient temple, esteemed to be the largest in the whole kingdom; which, having been polluted some years before by an unnatural murder, was, according to the zeal of those people, looked upon as profane, and therefore had been applied to common use, and all the ornaments and furniture carried away.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (15% in)
  • The first is, by knowing how, with prudence, to dispose of a wife, a daughter, or a sister; the second, by betraying or undermining his predecessor; and the third is, by a furious zeal, in public assemblies, against the corruption's of the court.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (45% in)
  • But as those countries which I have described do not appear to have any desire of being conquered and enslaved, murdered or driven out by colonies, nor abound either in gold, silver, sugar, or tobacco, I did humbly conceive, they were by no means proper objects of our zeal, our valour, or our interest.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (97% in)

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