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Word: ardor

Definition: heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent


Sentences Containing 'ardor'

He is of a studious habit, and unusually energetic; he applies himself with great ardor to the acquisition of professional knowledge, to the conducting of experiments, to many things.
I don't know,''returned the man, clapping his hands to his mouth nevertheless, and vociferating in a surprising heat and with the greatest ardor,``Spies!
In her review in "Entertainment Weekly", Lisa Schwarzbaum also rated it "D" and called it a "turgid and lifeless movie adaptation", opining that "those who have read Gabriel García Márquez's glowing and sexy 1988 novel about one man's grand love for a woman who marries another are bound to be peevishly disappointed ... those who haven't read the book will now never understand the ardor of those who have — at least not based on all the hammy traipsing and coupling and scene-hopping thrown together here."
In his poem "Lucretius", Tennyson follows the tradition that Lucretius was driven mad by a love-potion, which was given to him by Lucilia, and perished by his own hand, His poem first imagines Lucilia greatly dissatisfied with the cooling of her husband's ardor for her after the first bloom of their marriage has passed, and her scheme to reinvigorate that flame:
Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic from the "New York Times", classified it as the "most attractive project the architect Rem Koolhaas has ever built" and saying it's "a building whose intellectual ardor is matched by its sensual beauty".
The very nearness of the fire but cooled our ardor.
Then in 2002, Kim took the lead role in "Ardor", the feature film debut of documentarist Byun Young-ju.
Villefort, being called on to prove the crime, was preparing his brief with the same ardor that he was accustomed to exercise when required to speak in criminal cases.
``Ah, sire, you recompense but badly this poor young man, who has come so far, and with so much ardor, to give your majesty useful information.

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