Search Result for "fervently":
1. with passionate fervor;
- Example: "both those for and against are fervently convinced they speak for the great majority of the people"
- Example: "a fierily opinionated book"
[syn: fierily, fervently, fervidly]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] The elements shall melt with fervent heat. --2 Pet. iii. 10. [1913 Webster] 2. Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing. [1913 Webster] Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit. --Rom. iii. 11. [1913 Webster] So spake the fervent angel. --Milton. [1913 Webster] A fervent desire to promote the happiness of mankind. --Macaulay. -- Fer"vent*ly, adv. -- Fer"vent*ness, n. [1913 Webster] Laboring fervently for you in prayers. --Col. iv. 12. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
fervently adv 1: 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, fervently, fervidly]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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