• WordNet 3.6
    • adv fervently with passionate fervor "both those for and against are fervently convinced they speak for the great majority of the people","a fierily opinionated book"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Snakes have two sex organs in case one drops off in their fervent attempt to trick females into mating.
    • fervently Burningly; fervidly.
    • fervently With warmth of feeling; with earnest zeal; ardently; eagerly; vehemently.
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In literature:

Early dawn found the congregation again at its post, as devout, as fervent as before.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
There are no people more frequent and fervent in their acknowledgments of gratitude to God.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
I love thee, deeply and fervently, and wish thee to be mine.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
This made me doubly fervent; some of my hearers thought me almost inspired.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
It was as if she fervently wished that Darius should not be disappointed with the window.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Fervent and earnest was the prayer.
"The Golden Grasshopper" by W.H.G. Kingston
I did thank God, and Mrs Reichardt joined with me in prayer, and a more fervent thanksgiving than was ours, it is scarcely possible to imagine.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Nothing, absolutely nothing, except pray; and they did that fervently.
"The Madman and the Pirate" by R.M. Ballantyne
I responded fervently that nothing could be a greater kindness to myself than the sense of one bestowed on him.
"St. Cuthbert's" by Robert E. Knowles

In poetry:

The death sighs of a thousand flowers
The fervent day has slain
Are wafted through the twilight hours,
And perfume all the plain.
"Khan Zada's Song On The Hillside" by Laurence Hope
Mtatsminda to its bosom folds
That tomb illustrious and grand,
And sends St. David fervent prayers
To shield fore'et his native land
"Dawn" by Akaki Tsereteli
Before that sinne turn'd flesh to stone,
And all our lump to heaven;
A fervent sigh might well have blown
Our innocent earth to heaven.
"The Holy Communion" by George Herbert
Without some glimmering in my heart,
I could not raise this fervent prayer;
But O a stronger light impart,
And in thy mercy fix it there!
"A Hymn" by Anne Bronte
Children, are your hearts not burning
With a grateful, fervent flame,
Ye who ne'er with tears of mourning
Watched and wept a parent's shame?
"A True Story: To Young Abstainers" by Janet Hamilton
The words of fire that from his pen
Were flung upon the fervent page,
Still move, still shake the hearts of men,
Amid a cold and coward age.
"Lines In Memory Of William Leggett" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Waning American support for the war and allegations of fraud in the Afghan elections have turned a policy review into a fervent debate about the Afghanistan conflict within the Obama administration.
Notorious for its prescient ability to provide a forum for writers like Wells Tower, Patrick deWitt, and David Berman in their formative years as well as its sporadic publication and scarcity, the Minus Times gained a fervent following.
Kings fan base may be relatively small but it sure is fervent.
America's Independence Day - and we fervently hope Americans use the occasion to really think about what that means.
Dr Mikovits still hopes to replicate her original results, and many patients continue to believe fervently in her hypothesis.
From the community that treats and lives with stuttering , an outpouring of fervent praise for Best Picture winner 'The King's Speech.'.
Astronomers spot humongous ' supermom ' galaxy fervently spawning stars (+video).
Hauptman thinks it's important to take pulse of club's fervent followers.
The development of Kazakh nationalism has been fervently resisted by Nazarbayev, although tight controls over the media make it difficult to assess the strength of underlying social tensions.
Attendees at this year's Values Voter Summit, the annual DC conference sponsored by the evangelical Family Research Council, have been among the most fervent opponents of President Obama's health care reform law.
The Iran International Koran Competition, with the fervent crowd separated by gender, was held last week at the Tehran Milad Tower.
Marquez fervently believes he won all three.
In front of her, a small frog leapt fervently and stayed just ahead of the pouncing paws.
Tokyo Shares End Above 9000 Amid Fervent Monetary Easing Hopes.
Many partisans fervently believe that with the right policy arguments, their candidates can pummel the opposition into submission, ushering in an era of dominance.

In science:

Beloved by science fiction writers, readily accepted, and misunderstood, by the public and fervently investigated by many physicists, including the élite of theoretical physics and cosmology, these elusive objects certainly capture the imagination.
A fresh look at some questions surrounding black holes
The perspective to realize a physical device representing a quantum computer (QC) has motivated a fervent research activity concerning the algorithms that could best exploit the intrinsic quantum properties of such a computer as opposed to the classical ones of current computers.
Phase transition and annealing in quantum random energy models
The vast amounts of time typically spent optimizing a particular analysis generally decreases the robustness of the scientific conclusion, as bugs multiply most fervently in complex and clever code.
Quaero: Motivation, Summary, Status
No surprise, if this is true, that the man who understood the floating bodies and the centers of gravity, who stated the foundations and integration, the process of mechanical discovery and mathematical rigor, who was fervently translated by Viviani and Barrow, was killed and dismissed.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
In this case, there are as many fervent defenders of the pion cloud explanation (where the pairs do interact and separate into some quasi-nucleon and pion packages) as there are of some effect related to the Pauli principle (where simply fewer u ¯u pairs are formed).
From Parity Violation to Hadron Structure and more