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showing or feeling intense emotion — typically strong positive feelings such as enthusiasm or love
  • He wanted—like most poor and ardent young men in such a case, he wanted all he could get.
    Chapter 5 (40% in)
  • It was Clif who had told Dean Silva that the celebrated pharmacologist, just back from Europe, was in Zenith for a few days and perhaps might accept an invitation— The dean had thanked Clif ardently.
    Chapter 8 (91% in)
  • They had three children, all born when Gottlieb was over thirtyeight: Miriam, the youngest, an ardent child who had a touch at the piano, an instinct about Beethoven, and hatred for the "ragtime" popular in America; an older sister who was nothing in particular; and their boy Robert—Robert Koch Gottlieb.
    Chapter 12 (35% in)
  • When he had telephoned, Dr. Winter shook hands ardently.
    Chapter 15 (90% in)
  • Like all ardent agnostics, Martin was a religious man.
    Chapter 16 (73% in)
  • In fact I make it a regular practice to set aside a period for scientific research, without a certain amount of which even the most ardent crusade for health methods would scarcely make much headway.
    Chapter 19 (13% in)
  • But more dismaying was the slimy trail of the dollar which he beheld in Pickerbaugh's most ardent eloquence.
    Chapter 21 (39% in)
  • As his pats were becoming more ardent than might have been expected from the assistant and friend of her father, she withdrew her hand, clasped her knees, and began to chatter.
    Chapter 21 (71% in)
  • Martin would without fear have submitted to the gilded and ardent tonsil-snatcher of the clinic, would have submitted to Angus for abdominal surgery or to Rouncefield for any operation of the head or neck, providing he was himself quite sure the operation was necessary, but he was never able to rise to the clinic's faith that any portions of the body without which people could conceivably get along should certainly be removed at once.
    Chapter 25 (14% in)
  • Holabird was transformed into an ardent boy.
    Chapter 26 (86% in)
  • ...why Gottlieb should be so insulting at lunch to neat Dr. Sholtheis, the industrious head of the Department of Epidemiology, and why Dr. Sholtheis should endure the insults; to wonder why Dr. Tubbs, when he wandered into one's laboratory, should gurgle, "The one thing for you to keep in view in all your work is the ideal of co-operation"; to wonder why so ardent a physiologist as Rippleton Holabird should all day long be heard conferring with Tubbs instead of sweating at his bench.
    Chapter 27 (33% in)
  • There were cables from Europe; ardent letters from Tubbs and Dean Silva bewailing their inability to be present; telegrams from college presidents; and all of these were read to admiring applause.
    Chapter 30 (44% in)
  • Ardently, and quite humorlessly, as he sat stiffly in a stale Pullman chaircar with his feet up on his suit-case, he pictured himself wearing a club-tie (presumably first acquiring the tie and the club), playing golf in plus-fours, and being entertaining about dear old R. G. and incredibly witty about dear old Latham Ireland's aged Rolls-Royce.
    Chapter 37 (36% in)
  • Director Rippleton Holabird had also married money, and whenever his colleagues hinted that since his first ardent work in physiology he had done nothing but arrange a few nicely selected flowers on the tables hewn out by other men, it was a satisfaction to him to observe that these rotters came down to the Institute by subway, while he drove elegantly in his coupe.
    Chapter 38 (1% in)
  • Dr. Holabird's epochal address was being broadcast by radio to a million ardently listening lovers of science.
    Chapter 40 (93% in)

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