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  • n  a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
  • n  intense feeling of love
  • n  feelings of great warmth and intensity

  • He is largely ignored, said Cabanne, "for not having the ardour of Cezanne, the sensuality of Renoir, the brilliance of Sisley, the visual sharpness of Degas, the fullness of Monet .
  • Suppressed sentimentality needed a field for ardour, fancy yearned for an artistic friendship.
  • She's had torrid affairs but lacks "one single friend from all that ardour.

  • Pope Benedict XVI in USA Today
    Pour out upon our brothers and sisters throughout Latin America a true missionary ardour, to spread faith and hope,Benedict said.
  • Neil Gaiman in Empire Online
    It's hard to adapt (Sandman) without destroying its ardour,said Gaiman, "and I hope if ever it happens, then it's done with integrity and passion. I would rather have no Sandman movie than a bad Sandman movie."
  • Tom Lantos in New Europe
    Europeans loved NATO when the alliance protected them from the menacing Soviet threat,Lantos said. "But their ardour has cooled as NATO is called on to protect Afghanistan from devolving into a narco- terrorist state."

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