fervidness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fervidness feelings of great warmth and intensity "he spoke with great ardor"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fervidness Warmth of feeling; fervor; zeal.
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Usage

In literature:

Fervid and enlivening as its immediate impression may be it cannot be lasting.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
He could not be inactive; fervid, earnest, and aggressive, he must be ever doing.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
He was, moreover, imbued with the most fervid and intense patriotism.
"The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War, 1861-1865" by Leander Stillwell
It is only the lover who lives, and of his life every moment is intense and fervid.
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
He was witty and eloquent, fervid and passionate.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
I did not check this pure and fervid flow of happiness with doubts and fears.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
Too fervid political idealists make pictures of the world's future: you think immediately of Morris and Bellamy and many another.
"Hilaire Belloc" by C. Creighton Mandell
Not a serving-maid in the Saltmarket but must yield to such fervid and impassioned eloquence.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
Why not break my promise, plighted though it be in words of fervid love?
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
When her lecture ended, with drooping head and clasped hands, she modestly withdrew amid fervid acclamations.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
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In poetry:

"Think of the poor Greenlanders' dismal caves,
Where thro' their long, long Night they buried lie;
Or the more wretched lands where hapless slaves
Hopelessly toil beneath the fervid Sky.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
IV. In sooth he was not one of common mould,
His fervid soul on thought 's fleet pinions borne,
Now sought its kindred heaven sublimely bold,
Now stoop'd the woes of kindred man to mourn.
"The Minstrel Boy" by Sydney Owenson
A still face glimmers through my dreams for aye.
E'en when I strain him close with feverish grasp
Wan grave-cold fingers loose the clinging clasp,
And grave-cold lips my fervid kisses stay.
"Insatiate" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
'T is the soul's food: —the fervid must adore.—
For this the heathen, unsufficed with thought,
Moulds him an idol of the glittering ore,
And shrines his smiling goddess, marble-wrought.
"The Obedient Love Of Woman Her Highest Bliss" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Alas ! it cries, 'Can these compare
With those dear hours unbrown'd by Care ;
Can that gay Sun, whose fervid glow,
But makes my pulses throb with woe,
Vie with the beauteous Sun of Yesterday ?
"Yesterday" by Laura Sophia Temple
Yes! in the mid-day's fervid beams,
And in the midnight's shadowy dreams,
In action and repose, we see,
We recognise and worship Thee;
To Thee our worthiest songs would give,
And in Thee die, and to Thee live.
"Summer: Tuesday Evening" by John Bowring

In news:

Green Bay Packers football star Donald Driver won the 14th season of 'Dancing With the Stars' on Tuesday, Cha-cha -cha-ing to victory on the strength of perfect scores from the show's judges and voting support from fervid fans.
Green Bay Packers football star Donald Driver won the 14th season of 'Dancing With the Stars' on Tuesday, Cha-cha-cha -ing to victory on the strength of perfect scores from the show's judges and voting support from fervid fans.
Even the most fervid New York diners, whose idea of an extended restaurant trend is one that lasts about as long as an American Express billing cycle, change their priorities in August.
Prioleau's captivating debut is a fervid self-help tract well-disguised as a history.
Amid fervid criticism that New York City risks becoming a nanny state, city health officials this month banned the sale of supersize sugar-laden drinks in restaurants and movie theaters.
Michael Lile stood patiently outside the gate of the grand prix racetrack inside the Malibu SpeedZone in North Dallas, intently watching pint-sized cars wheel around the track in their fervid race to post the fastest time on the house clock.
Green Bay Packers football star Donald Driver won the 14th season of 'Dancing With the Stars' on Tuesday, Cha - cha - cha -ing to victory on the strength of perfect scores from the show's judges and voting support from fervid fans.
It's probably no revelation that the TV- show Web sites with the biggest audiences are also the ones with the most fervid, fevered fans of the hottest series, with.
Those whirring reels that fervidly hummed and unspooled in sexed classes and living-room slideshows, long before our iPads streamed Gnomeo and Juliet on the subway.
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