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ardent
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
showing or feeling intense emotion — typically strong positive feelings such as enthusiasm or love
  • That is why so many women have the advantage of knowing that they are secretly repulsive to men who have self-denyingly made ardent love to them.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (82% in)
  • She read so eagerly and constantly in her three books, the Bible, Thomas a Kempis, and the "Christian Year" (no longer rejected as a "hymn-book"), that they filled her mind with a continual stream of rhythmic memories; and she was too ardently learning to see all nature and life in the light of her new faith, to need any other material for her mind to work on, as she sat with her well-plied needle, making shirts and other complicated stitchings, falsely called "plain,"—by no means...
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (92% in)
  • He might have been sitting for his portrait, which would have represented a rather striking young man of five-and-twenty, with a square forehead, short dark-brown hair, standing erect, with a slight wave at the end, like a thick crop of corn, and a half-ardent, half-sarcastic glance from under his well-marked horizontal eyebrows.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (14% in)

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