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  • n. Plural form of ardor.


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  • Safely at the bottom station, I load up on postcards, one of my last analog ardors.

    Richard Bangs: Here Be Dragons: Mt. Pilatus in Switzerland, Part 3

  • Her prodigious innocence appalled him, freezing on his lips all ardors of speech, and convincing him, in spite of himself, of his own unworthiness.

    Chapter 20

  • Love's sweet ardors brimming in their eyes; his ruddy blood spraying their cheeks; his voice playing in and out with their voices, now hiding as a tremolo in their throats, and again shading a tone with that ineffable tenderness which he alone can utter.


  • Through incendiary language that borders on hate and deceit, disclosure of private facts, and misrepresentation of my work as a representative of an organization, John and Ken rule the ultra-conservative airwaves seemingly oblivious to the ardors their "amusing theatre" may ignite.

    Jorge-Mario Cabrera: John and Ken's Misguided Fury on Immigration

  • It crushed them into the remotest recesses of their own minds, pressing out of them, like juices from the grape, all the false ardors and exaltations and undue self-values of the human soul, until they perceived themselves finite and small, specks and motes, moving with weak cunning and little wisdom amidst the play and inter-play of the great blind elements and forces. 4

    Le Milieu, Le Moment, La Race: Literary Naturalism in Jack London's White Fang

  • Painted the same year as "Mrs. Edith Mahon," "An Actress (Portrait of Suzanne Santje)" shows a wo man collapsed with exhaustion from the ardors of a theatrical performance as well as perhaps personal affairs; here the great chair seems almost a stage throne.

    Intimations of Mortality

  • In spite of advanced degrees, strong feelings for patriotic sentiments, and overzealous revolutionary ardors, I don't seem to see any display of real convictions, outstanding moves toward democracy, or even personal disciplines of greater moral and intellectual stamina.

    Chim Sotuon: Roadmaps to Democracy

  • This is a writer who can do it all, bring history lovingly into the present and conjure an art of beauty and light out of the ardors of scholarship.

    Sami Rohr Prize Update

  • But wretches of his cast, between you and me, my dear, have not, I fancy, the ardors that honest men have.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • There for her too, for them both, was the goal for which they were striving, and the end for the ardors of their spirits was the same: but where it was, or what it was, or why she felt convinced that they were united in search of it, as they drove swiftly down the streets of

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf


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