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zeal
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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active interest and enthusiasm
  • his remarkable zeal as president of a Bible society
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (48% in)
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
  • But, in after days, when the frenzy of that hideous epoch had subsided, it was remembered how loudly Colonel Pyncheon had joined in the general cry, to purge the land from witchcraft; nor did it fail to be whispered, that there was an invidious acrimony in the zeal with which he had sought the condemnation of Matthew Maule.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (13% in)
  • Her zeal over the fire, therefore, was quite an heroic test of sentiment.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (10% in)
  • No lower estimate could have vindicated the indefatigable zeal with which she scratched, and her unscrupulousness in digging up the choicest flower or vegetable, for the sake of the fat earthworm at its root.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (52% in)
  • Altogether in his culture and want of culture,—in his crude, wild, and misty philosophy, and the practical experience that counteracted some of its tendencies; in his magnanimous zeal for man's welfare, and his recklessness of whatever the ages had established in man's behalf; in his faith, and in his infidelity; in what he had, and in what he lacked,—the artist might fitly enough stand forth as the representative of many compeers in his native land.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (59% in)

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