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fervor
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
intense feelings
  • In the summer of '64, Owen Meany resembled a dropout—in many ways—but his fervor for practicing the shot had reappeared.
    p. 456.0
  • Whereas the Rev. Mr. Merrill had heeded his calling as a young man—he had always been in, and of, the church—the Rev. Mr. Wiggin was a former airline pilot; some difficulty with his eyesight had forced his early retirement from the skies, and he had descended to our wary town with a newfound fervor—the zeal of the convert giving him the healthy but frantic appearance of one of those "elder" citizens who persist in entering vigorous sporting competitions in the over-fifty category.
    p. 113.9
  • Fish said) smelled like raw chicken and shut his eyes whenever Mr. Fish spoke—Mr. Kenmore needed to concentrate with such fervor on his own role that he found Scrooge's presence a distraction.
    p. 181.2
  • In the front pews of faces that I observed, no one sought the disappearing angel with as much fervor as Mr. Fish, who was already surprised to hear that Owen Meany did have a speaking part.
    p. 222.1
  • With what fervor do they relish bringing their sexual misconduct to light!
    p. 312.2

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