ardor

Definitions

  • The Ferris Wheel wuz indeed nigh to us, and I forgive Josiah for his ardor when I see it
    The Ferris Wheel wuz indeed nigh to us, and I forgive Josiah for his ardor when I see it
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ardor feelings of great warmth and intensity "he spoke with great ardor"
    • n ardor intense feeling of love
    • n ardor a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor","he felt a kind of religious zeal"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ardor Bright and effulgent spirits; seraphim.
    • Ardor Heat, in a literal sense; as, the ardor of the sun's rays.
    • Ardor Warmth or heat of passion or affection; eagerness; zeal; as, he pursues study with ardor; the fought with ardor; martial ardor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ardor Intense heat: as, the ardor of the sun's rays.
    • n ardor In pathology, a feeling of heat or burning.
    • n ardor A bright or effulgent spirit.
    • n ardor Warmth or heat, as of the passions and affections; eagerness; intensity.
    • n ardor Synonyms Fervor, fervency, vehemence, intensity, impetuosity.
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Quotations

  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    “Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward%20G.%20Bulwer-Lytton
    “How little praise warms out of a man the good that is in him, as the sneer of contempt which he feels is unjust chill the ardor to excel.”
  • Wallace Stevens
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    “It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ardor, fr. ardere, to burn: cf. OF. ardor, ardur, F. ardeur,

Usage

In literature:

I have burnt with ardor to approve my faith and my obedience.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
The next moment the whole of the party were advancing to the attack with the greatest ardor, but without any order whatever.
"Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone" by Cecil B. Hartley
Ardor appealed to her.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
A short silence succeeded his professional ardor.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Three times the deadly combat was renewed with redoubled ardor.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
There was an evident struggle in her to bring me to her, to evoke the old ardor which had reached for her.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Are not the ardors of the imagination better working-powers than the cold judgments of the reason?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
All except the officers were peons and they did not seem to Ned to show much martial ardor.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
At times she was terrified at the ardor with which Sulpice devoted himself to these occupations.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Still he will not disguise his feelings and assume an ardor he is far from feeling.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
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In poetry:

Allora, stanco anch'io
Dei furbi e dei cretini,
Mi sentiro` il desio,
Il santo ardor di piu` vasti confini!
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana
No more plums upon the bough!
All are in my basket now!
Ye who me with ardor seek,
Need the word but freely speak!
"Anxiety Of A Young Lady To Get Married" by Confucius
Lift us up to catch from Thee
World-encircling sympathy:
Ardor, strength, and courage give;
As Thou livest, let us live!
"Thy Will Be Done" by Lucy Larcom
The glow of health upon thy cheek,
The youthful ardor in thy gait,
Appear to him, so frail and weak,
The bitter irony of Fate.
"On The Promenade" by John Lawson Stoddard
If him I find not, yet I find
The ancient joy of cell and church,
The glimpse, the surety undefined,
The unquenched ardor of the search.
"The Miner" by James Russell Lowell
I strove to seize the inmost form
With ardor fierce and hands of flame,
But burst the Crystal Cabinet,
And like a weeping Babe became—
"The Crystal Cabinet" by William Blake

In news:

Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga board 'The Ardor '.
Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga Board 'The Ardor '.
Syrians' New Ardor for a Turkey Looking Eastward.
I Love Sushi feeds raw fish ardor .
Voters Don't Share Kennedys' Ardor for Obama.
Arnie's Ardor Golf's most charismatic player still has a passion for the game.
With a passion for baseball that nearly rivals his ardor for music, it's easy for David Barbe to find a dugout analogy to characterize his interim role with the Drive-By Truckers.
Arrostorestaurant.com), where Chef Jacob Bowser 's fennel ardor embraces salads, soups, sauces, and braises.
Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga board 'The Ardor'.
Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga are set for "The Ardor," a modern tale of survival and revenge which marks Argentinean Pablo Fendrik's follow-up to Cannes Critics' Week hit "Blood Appears.
Will unmarried women, representing about a quarter of the nation's eligible voters, retain their ballot-box ardor for President Obama.
Even as the pundits forecast another year of challenging business conditions for the foodservice industry, few believe the "Great Recession" has permanently cooled the consumer's ardor for dining out.
Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga board 'The Ardor'.
Gael Garcia Bernal and Alice Braga are set for "The Ardor," a modern tale of survival and revenge which marks Argentinean Pablo Fendrik's follow-up to Cannes Critics' Week hit "Blood Appears.
In day four of THR's AFM Daily, China struggles to crack the US film market, Jude Law joins the cast of Werner Herzog's period drama "Queen of the Desert" and Gael Garcia Bernal boards the modern-day Western "The Ardor.".
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In science:

For myself, I intend to return to my four dimensional state sums with greatly increased ardor, in the hope that something like the meduso-anthropic principle might emerge from them.
Possible Implications of the Quantum Theory of Gravity
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