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  • n  a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor
  • n  intense feeling of love
  • n  feelings of great warmth and intensity
    he spoke with great ardor

  • That ardor has led some devotees to bring GTD home.
  • And then, fresh from his senatorial triumph, Jack Kennedy returned to Washington, renewed his courtship with increased ardor.
  • Indeed, the transformation and the service's ardor made it seem almost as if the Holy Spirit had decided to whip up a church out of thin air.
News & Articles

  • Al Martinez on Everything Else: California's golden bares
    Al Martinez: In his first occasional column for LA Observed, Al Martinez writes about the sweat and ardor behind the blackboards and books at old UC.
    July 3, 2013 - LA Observed
  • Honest politicianis an oxymoron
    A Distant Episode,Alan Prendergast, June 20 Law and Ardor Oxymoron: honest politician. Oxymoron: honest lawyer. Harrumph! Jeff Shrader wants more, give him less. Let him come clean first. Gene Edwards Colorado Springs...
    July 3, 2013 - Denver Westword

  • Pope Benedict XVI in Portsmouth Herald News
    Pour out upon our brothers and sisters throughout Latin America a true missionary ardor, to spread faith and hope,Benedict said.
  • Edward Burke in Chicago Breaking News - Tribune (blog)
    Perhaps I and some of the others that voted in favor of this ordinance exhibited too much ardor for the ban, and we perhaps should have been more sensitive to weighing the rights of legitimate citizens to have weapons,Burke said.
  • Jacques Chirac in CNN International
    French President Jacques Chirac praised Pope John Paul II's "unshakable faith, exemplary authority and admirable ardor" and said he "touched spirits and hearts" with his courage and determination.

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