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used in Rose Red

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a feeling of strong enthusiasm or love — usually for a person or a cause
  • I grabbed for either side of the open French doors and braced myself, casting myself forward and clearly inviting his ardor, the hem of my nightgown riding on my hips, his brazen intentions driving me to my toes, my knees quivering, my heart racing.
    3 — 1908 (53% in)
  • Just the thought of John's embrace fills me with ardor.
    5 — 1910 (18% in)
  • As John unleashed more ardor toward me than perhaps ever before, we had a witness.
    5 — 1910 (89% in)
  • Had my husband conceived of this grand plan to remove my two loves and refocus my ardor upon himself?
    8 — 1917 (64% in)

There are no more uses of "ardor" in Rose Red.

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