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fervently


  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]: 
 
  fervently 
  adv  :  with  passionate  fervor;  "both  those  for  and  against  are 
  fervently  convinced  they  speak  for  the  great  majority 
  of  the  people";  "a  fierily  opinionated  book"  [syn:  {fierily}, 
  {fervidly}] 




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