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fervent


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fervent  \Fer"vent\,  a.  [F.  fervent,  L.  fervens,  -entis.  p.  pr 
  of  fervere  o  the  boiling  hot,  to  boil,  glow.] 
  1.  Hot;  glowing;  boiling;  burning;  as  a  fervent  summer. 
 
  The  elements  shall  melt  with  fervent  heat.  --2  Pet. 
  iii.  10. 
 
  2.  Warm  in  feeling;  ardent  in  temperament;  earnest;  full  of 
  fervor;  zealous;  glowing. 
 
  Not  slothful  in  business;  fervent  in  spirit.  --Rom. 
  iii.  11. 
 
  So  spake  the  fervent  angel.  --Milton. 
 
  A  fervent  desire  to  promote  the  happiness  of 
  mankind.  --Macaulay. 
  --  {Fer"vent*ly},  adv  --  {Fer"vent*ness},  n. 
 
  Laboring  fervently  for  you  in  prayers.  --Col.  iv 
  12. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fervent 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  intense  emotion;  "ardent  love";  "an  ardent 
  lover";  "a  burning  enthusiasm";  "a  fervent  desire  to 
  change  society";  "a  fervent  admirer";  "fiery  oratory"; 
  "an  impassioned  appeal";  "a  torrid  love  affair"  [syn: 
  {ardent},  {burning(a)},  {fervid},  {fiery},  {impassioned}, 
  {perfervid},  {torrid}] 
  2:  sincerely  or  intensely  felt;  "a  cordial  regard  for  his 
  visitor's  comfort";  "a  cordial  abhorrence  of  waste";  "a 
  fervent  hope"  [syn:  {cordial}] 
  3:  extremely  hot;  "the  fervent  heat...merely  communicated  a 
  genial  warmth  to  their  half-torpid  systems"-  Nathaniel 
  Hawthorne;  "set  out...when  the  fervid  heat  subsides"- 
  Frances  Trollope  [syn:  {fervid}] 




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