from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being perfervid; extreme heat or ardor; great fervor or zeal.


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  • This perfervidness is perhaps where Joseph J. Ellis found his notion of Washington, Hamilton, et al as a band of founding brothers.

    Larry Kramer: Homo Sex in Colonial America

  • When his perfervidness subsided for a moment, he turned to see if they were done.

    Irish Plays and Playwrights

  • There is a hectic flush of romanticism in this play, not discernible in any other of Ibsen's social dramas, a perfervidness, an artificiality, which may not interfere with the interest of the story but which must detract from its plausibility at least and from its ultimate value.

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