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ardent
used in Main Street

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Definition
showing or feeling intense emotion — typically strong positive feelings such as enthusiasm or love
  • When she was most ardently singing hymns or planning deviltry she yet seemed gently aloof and critical.
    Chapter 1 (21% in)
  • During the winter Carol was to hear Dave Dyer's hen-catching impersonation seven times, "An Old Sweetheart of Mine" nine times, the Jewish story and the funeral oration twice; but now she was ardent and, because she did so want to be happy and simple-hearted, she was as disappointed as the others when the stunts were finished, and the party instantly sank back into coma.
    Chapter 4 (73% in)
  • She was loyal enough but not ardent, and without ever quite intending to, she began to neglect the task as heat sucked at her strength.
    Chapter 12 (45% in)
  • Suddenly, to the woman rocking on the porch of the doctor's house, the night came alive, and she felt that everywhere in the darkness panted an ardent quest which she was missing as she sank back to wait for——There must be something.
    Chapter 27 (99% in)
  • For all his ardent reading, and his ardent life, was he anything but a small-town youth bred on an illiberal farm and in cheap tailor shops?
    Chapter 29 (31% in)
  • For all his ardent reading, and his ardent life, was he anything but a small-town youth bred on an illiberal farm and in cheap tailor shops?
    Chapter 29 (31% in)
  • In Gopher Prairie the only ardent new topics were prohibition, the place in Minneapolis where you could get whisky at thirteen dollars a quart, recipes for home-made beer, the "high cost of living," the presidential election, Clark's new car, and not very novel foibles of Cy Bogart.
    Chapter 39 (14% in)

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