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ardent
used in 1776

7 uses
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Definition
showing or feeling intense emotion — typically strong positive feelings such as enthusiasm or love
  • But in striking contrast, several of the most powerful speakers in Parliament, like the flamboyant Lord Mayor of London, John Wilkes, and the leading Whig intellectual, Edmund Burke, had voiced ardent support for and admiration of the Americans.
    p. 6.8
  • It would be six weeks before the news reached London, and on May 6, a storm of criticism and recrimination erupted in Parliament, led by the same ardent Whigs whose real power was no more than it had ever been.
    p. 109.4
  • Like Washington, like Greene—and like Adams—Knox longed ardently for a separation from Britain, and the sooner the better.
    p. 130.7
  • I wish most ardently you could get the north end of the house covered in this fall, if you should be obliged to send all over Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania for nails to do it with.
    p. 164.2
  • Only one man expressed doubts : General John Morin Scott, a leading New York attorney and ardent patriot-turned-soldier.
    p. 186.1
  • In explanation, a romantic story spread— a story that would become legendary—that a Mrs. Robert Murray, a Quaker and an ardent patriot, had delayed William Howe and his generals by inviting them to afternoon tea at her country home at Inclenberg, later known as Murray Hill.
    p. 216.2
  • The same Whig leaders in Parliament spoke out as they had before, ardently denouncing the "wicked war."
    p. 292.6

There are no more uses of "ardent" in 1776.

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