fervor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fervor feelings of great warmth and intensity "he spoke with great ardor"
    • n fervor the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up "his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled","he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fervor Heat; excessive warmth. "The fevor of ensuing day."
    • Fervor Intensity of feeling or expression; glowing ardor; passion; holy zeal; earnestness. "Winged with fervor of her love."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fervor Heat or warmth.
    • n fervor Warmth of feeling; ardor; impassioned earnestness: as, the fervor of enthusiasm.
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Quotations

  • Frantz Fanon
    Frantz Fanon
    “Fervor is the weapon of choice of the impotent.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin%20Disraeli
    “Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.”
  • Christopher Hampton
    Christopher Hampton
    “To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. fervor, fervour, F. ferveur, L. fervor, fr. fervere,. See Fervent

Usage

In literature:

Upon Okar was the stamp of newness, and in its atmosphere was the eagerness and the fervor of commercialism.
"Square Deal Sanderson" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The fervor of her love it was that bore her onward, weary, sore, and drooping.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Its flag was now seen in the frozen circles; and now it reflected from its waving folds the fervors of the southern cross.
"Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell" by Hugh Blair Grigsby
Earnestly = forte, fervore.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
They greeted him with fervor.
"The Man and the Moment" by Elinor Glyn
One or two gentlemen had come on the scene since the fervor of the afternoon abated.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
With all your faith and the fervor of it, be full of thought.
"The Young Man and the World" by Albert J. Beveridge
Who stands ready to act again and always in the spirit of this day of reunion and hope and patriotic fervor?
"President Wilson's Addresses" by Woodrow Wilson
Frederick the Great loved war and music with equal fervor, and possessed talents for the one little inferior to his genius for the other.
"Great Singers, First Series" by George T. Ferris
She hugged and kissed her with a passionate fervor odd to see in a child.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
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In poetry:

"My Sires," I said, "think you I have forgot
The fervor of your living?
How into me is moulded all you thought.
Of getting or of giving?
"The Strong Man To His Sires" by Cale Young Rice
One with his fervor shall inform
The world, and one with all his sorrow:
One sees a glad, unsetting morrow,
One hears the whisper of the worm.
"Alchemy of Sorrow" by Clark Ashton Smith
You whisk wild splendors through the trees,
And send keen fervors down the wind,
You singe the jackets of the bees,
And trail an opal mist behind.
"Spring's Torch-Bearer" by Maurice Thompson
From the hearts of the true and the faithful,
In accents of joy or of woe,
Who kissed in their faith and their fervor
The Festival's surplice of snow.
"The Immaculate Conception" by Abram Joseph Ryan
All the soul in rapt suspension,
All the quivering, palpitating
Chords of life in utmost tension,
With the fervor of invention,
With the rapture of creating!
"Prometheus, Or, The Poet's Forethought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They sprang - with more than friendship's clasp,
Each seized the proffered hand once more;
Each, each returned that sinewy grasp
With fervor all unknown before.
"On Buena Vista's Field" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell

In news:

Obamacare Ruling Will Fuel 2010-Like Conservative Fervor .
Portland startup taps campaign fervor with Twitter.
Rasmussen/The Oregonian Chirpify founder and chief executive Chris Teso hopes to tap fervor around the campaign season to boost his startup's profile.
Apple's Airport Express Update Lost in MacBook Fervor .
Farmers' Market Local food fervor spreads north to Anchor Point.
Taken 2' fails to live up fervor of original movie.
Georgia Tech standout shuts down opponents with fervor .
With all the spending cuts fervor , officials better remember bottom line.
A Cairo neighborhood swept up in protest's fervor .
Voter anger over economy fuels Republican fervor .
Green Fervor , Red Blood Some environmentalists have a warped sense of humor.
Progressives hope 'One Nation' coalition can recapture grass-roots fervor .
Shields and Brooks on Steele's Afghan War Comments, World Cup Fervor .
Soccer fans bring flags, fervor to Dupont Circle.
Is Uganda's Antigay Fervor Spreading.
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In science:

Con fervore lo eseguiamo ogni volta che c’`e festa; musica qui non c’`e miglior di questa!– –Lo credo! Ma vorrei che a me mostrata fosse l’anima sua.
Carlo Cercignani's Interests for the Foundations of Physics
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