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  • She attacks each challenge with zeal.
  • We need someone with both zeal and ability.
  • She fights ignorance with a religious zeal.
  • Presently the hide-and-seek frolicking began, and Tom and Becky engaged in it with zeal until...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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  • but surely never was such a sermon preached ... with so much zeal, knowledge, and sincerity;
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Yossarian was stunned by their overbearing vigor and zeal,
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As it was, he did nothing with much zeal, but sport; and his time was otherwise trifled away, without benefit from books or anything else.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate zeal and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • admiring her drawings with so much zeal and so little knowledge
    Jane Austen  --  Emma

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  • Had I but serv’d my God with half the zeal
    I serv’d my king, He would not in mine age
    Have left me naked to mine enemies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • the religious zeal that brought other emigrants across the Atlantic.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I read most of them with laudable zeal,
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Its only inhabitants were the mute Brothers and the dead they so zealously guarded.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Zeal was not enough.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It was quite touching, the zeal of people to see that his health and happiness were provided for.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • When they understood that order the servants set to work at this new task with pleasure and zeal.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I didn’t have that patriotic zeal.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • If something captured my undisciplined imagination, I pursued it with a zeal bordering on obsession,
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Father and I find your religious zeal a bit of a mystery.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • At this time and place, she become all on fire with zeal.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • If you had pleas’d to have defended it with any terms of zeal...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • when the Fugees played poorly, or slowly and without zeal, Luma would tell her players they were playing the other team’s style of soccer—playing "like them."
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I must compliment you exceedingly upon the zeal and the intelligence which you have shown over an extraordinarily difficult case.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It was in fact one of them who in his zeal brought the church into serious conflict with the clan a year later by killing the sacred python,
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Ralph would not concede that the work of the detectives was likely to be in vain, for he thought that the prize offered would greatly stimulate their zeal and activity.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Branderham, unwilling to remain idle, poured forth his zeal in a shower of loud taps on the boards of the pulpit,
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It led to my remarking, with more zeal than discretion, that...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Methinks this is an excess of zeal for a friend who was so late an enemy!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • His zeal had procured him advancement, and he was said to be one of the first who had informed the government of the departure from the Island of Elba.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "We trust that this measure of discipline will serve as a stern warning that zeal for research must not be carried to the point where it violates the basic rights and immunities of a human person."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • So he displayed the zeal of an insane sprinter in his purpose to keep them in the rear.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • slow your zeal!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Zeal sometimes proceeded to extermination.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Jimmy, under generous influences, felt the buried zeal of his father wake to life within him:
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • they will serve your worship with all zeal, affection, and good-will
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As the days rolled by, Eragon embraced Oromis’s training with a zeal that the elder Rider praised,
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • told me about Rabbi Isaac Saunders and the zealousness with which he ruled his people and settled questions of Jewish law.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • the passion with which we threw each other around the small dance area was similar to the zeal shown in honest wrestling matches and hand-to-hand combat.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • ...he was carrying it out with all the zeal and ardour befitting a young officer with a promising career ahead of him.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • And in her zeal, when she had finished with her own, she attacked the belongings of her men and went through them like a tornado.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • I’m afraid your Uncle Henry has a black eye due to Mr. Merriwether’s zeal for his part.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Fache’s zeal for technology had hurt him both professionally and personally. Fache was rumored to have invested his entire savings in the technology craze a few years back and lost his shirt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Govinda had aged, he too, but still his face bore the same features, expressed zeal, faithfulness, searching, timidness.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Because these humans could hate with so much fury, was the other end of the spectrum that they could love with more heart and zeal...?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • While he ran on, Odysseus with zeal applied himself to the meat and wine, but inwardly his thought shaped woe and ruin for the suitors.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • there are certain people who go zealously snuffing about to smell out moral corruption
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • You must therefore zealously guard in his mind the curious assumption "My time is my own".
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • to what excess does religious zeal carry the ladies.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • I had never seen her so energetic; she was panting with zeal,
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
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