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zeal
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
active interest and enthusiasm
  • His zeal had procured him advancement, and he was said to be one of the first who had informed the government of the departure from the Island of Elba.
    Chapters 43-44 (29% in)
zeal = active enthusiasm
  • "But"—said Villefort, and then suddenly checking himself, he was silent; then he continued, "Your pardon, sire," he said, bowing, "my zeal carried me away.
    Chapters 11-12 (7% in)
  • The count praised Bertuccio's zeal, and ordered him to prepare for a speedy departure, as his stay in France would not be prolonged more than a month.
    Chapters 81-82 (57% in)
  • Julie was at the entrance of the garden, where she was attentively watching Penelon, who, entering with zeal into his profession of gardener, was very busy grafting some Bengal roses.
    Chapters 105-106 (13% in)
  • Several persons hurried up to M. de Villefort, who sat half bowed over in his chair, offering him consolation, encouragement, and protestations of zeal and sympathy.
    Chapters 109-110 (72% in)

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