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Word: ardor

Definition: heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent


Sentences Containing 'ardor'

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!
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.
The very nearness of the fire but cooled our ardor.
``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.
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.

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