from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition or quality of being fervent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being fervent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being fervent or warm; ardor; warmth of feeling or devotion; eagerness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being fervent or hot; burning or glowing warmth: as, the fervency of the sun's rays.
  • n. Warmth of feeling; ardor; fervor; animated zeal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. feelings of great warmth and intensity


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  • But I haste to the qualifications of this divine work, — fervency, reverence, and confidence; _fervency_ in crying, _reverence and confidence_ in crying, “Abba, Father;” for these two suit well toward our

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Teamwork is the most important element of any army, so I’d wager my executive bonus that these shirts were accurate depictions of the mindset of that unit, and were likely also intended to impress superiors with their rabid fervency which is especially acute in graduates just out of basic.

    “1 SHOT, 2 KILLS” ARMY T-SHIRTS » Sociological Images

  • With a fervency and quality he could never bring to the light of day.

    Shortcut Man

  • You don't find the fervency of religious extremism here as in, say, Pakistan.

    Among the Muslim Brothers

  • Poor parent, poor shattered schoolteacher, wherever you look in the general welter of 21st-century-consumer-kid-dom, there it is: cadmium yellow, Cheerios-box yellow, yellowcake yellow, striking its inhuman note of fervency.

    SpongeBob's Golden Dream

  • Armed with only the fervency of her beliefs, Redwood started an online mailing list devoted to mercury and autism.

    The Panic Virus

  • As energy continued to rise, Hindi expertly disturbed the quiet with fervency, and set the stage ablaze with rock and roll panache on "Set Me Free" and "Music."

    Turnstyle: Gallery: Hindi Zahra Plays Hiro Ballroom for CMJ

  • Did his petitions lack the usual fervency and intention?

    Rabbi Jason Miller: Jews For Tim Tebow

  • It comes back to me now, as the plane slowly banks, how we congregate in the Belfield Bar on a Friday night, to drink the two or three pints we are able to afford, and to talk with such fervency about Nicaragua.

    Once upon a life: Joseph O'Connor

  • If the spiritual leaders of their faith community sent them out with a missional benediction -- such as "Go forth to love and serve the Lord in your home, neighborhood, and workplace" -- the message wasn't conveyed with sufficient fervency to get their attention.

    Brian D. McLaren: The Ethical Responsibility of Engineers -- And Those Who Pastor Them


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