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fervor
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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intense feelings
  • All white-headed, and shrunken some from his former size, he told me about her with fervor.
    Chapter 7 (74% in)
  • I never blamed myself for throwing aside such things as didn't let themselves be read with fervor, for they left nothing with me anyhow, and I took my cue from Padilla not to vex myself about what didn't come easy.
    Chapter 11 (15% in)
  • ...it and his dressing gown swelling over his behind while every now and then he treated his plastered hair with affection; with Uncle Charlie listening to Father Coughlin who hadn't yet begun to shag out the money-changers but had that boring fervor of the high-powered and misleading who won't let you be but have to make you feel all the trembling vacancy of winter space between Detroit and Chicago—if you took me there, by the firelight, facing Uncle Charlie who had one leg thrown...
    Chapter 12 (15% in)

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