• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ardency Heat.
    • Ardency Warmth of passion or affection; ardor; vehemence; eagerness; as, the ardency of love or zeal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ardency Intense heat: as, “the ardency of the sun,” Sir T. Herbert, Travels, p. 27.
    • n ardency Warmth or passion or feeling; ardor; eagerness: as, the ardency of love or zeal.
    • n ardency Nautical, a tendency of some ships to come quickly to the wind.
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In literature:

Her face pinked under the ardency of his gaze.
"The River's End" by James Oliver Curwood
But how far will the ardency of desire prompt us on?
"The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)" by Daniel Defoe
Ardency is natural to the race, and this restrained makes their lives one long romance.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Thus I had military ardour added to my other ardencies.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
If my reasoning is correct, the ardency of your passion might have closed with the pursuit.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Oft at my feet he's told the moving tale, And woo'd me with the ardency of youth.
"The Prince of Parthia" by Thomas Godfrey
Their words, and, above all, the ardency of their glances betrayed that.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
Koyala's eyes glowed with a strange light, and she spoke with an ardency that surprised the resident.
"The Argus Pheasant" by John Charles Beecham
Bending beside her, Sidney was evincing an ardency entirely paradoxical, when I considered his indifferent temperament.
"Mariposilla" by Mary Stewart Daggett
Adelaide poured forth her gratitude and her pleasure, with all the ardency of feelings long suppressed.
"Manners, Vol 2 of 3" by Frances Brooke

In poetry:

—Yet, maybe, in some soul,
In some spot undiscerned on sea or land, some impulse rose,
Or some intent upstole
Of that enkindling ardency from whose maturer glows
The world's amendment flows;
"A Commonplace Day" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

I am excited to kick it off with a review of Kevin Young's Ardency , a fascinating way to discover, explore, and contemplate the Amistad incident.