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ardor
used in Leaves of Grass

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Definition
a feeling of strong enthusiasm or love — usually for a person or a cause
  • O I am sure they really came from Thee, The urge, the ardor, the unconquerable will, The potent, felt, interior command, stronger than words, A message from the Heavens whispering to me even in sleep, These sped me on.
    Book 27 — Prayer of Columbus (42% in)
  • The orchestra whirls me wider than Uranus flies, It wrenches such ardors from me I did not know I possess'd them, It sails me, I dab with bare feet, they are lick'd by the indolent waves, I am cut by bitter and angry hail, I lose my breath, Steep'd amid honey'd morphine, my windpipe throttled in fakes of death, At length let up again to feel the puzzle of puzzles, And that we call Being.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (45% in)
  • ...of their phrenology, The picturesque looseness of their carriage, their fierceness when wrong'd, The fluency of their speech, their delight in music, their curiosity, good temper and open-handedness, the whole composite make, The prevailing ardor and enterprise, the large amativeness, The perfect equality of the female with the male, the fluid movement of the population, The superior marine, free commerce, fisheries, whaling, gold-digging, Wharf-hemm'd cities, railroad and steamboat...
    Book 23 — By Blue Ontario's Shore.... (29% in)
  • What passions, winnings, losses, ardors, swim thy waters!
    Book 34 — SANDS AT SEVENTY (29% in)

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