Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Burningly; fervidly.
  • With warmth of feeling; with earnest zeal; ardently; eagerly; vehemently.

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  • adverb in a fervent manner

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

  • adverb with passionate fervor

Etymologies

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fervent +‎ -ly

Examples

  • "While I remain fervently committed to supporting President Bush's re-election, I think it best that I no longer play a role as an adviser in this year's campaign."

    08/19/2004

  • He further presses upon Christians the duty of loving one another with a pure heart fervently from the consideration of their spiritual relation; they are all born again, not of corruptible seed, but incorruptible, &c.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Jason Chimera argued the call fervently, but to no avail for the desperate Jackets, who had overcome a pair of two-goal deficits to get the game tied.

    NHL.com Feature Stories

  • Having opened the debate by calling fervently upon her God to witness that she knew nothing of the matter, she proceeded, like a solo pianist, to run her fingers, as it were, lightly over the keys.

    Mount Music

  • Gray, who was a self-employed carpenter with no prior criminal record, was known as a fervently religious, far-right militiaman.

    Southern Poverty Law Center: All Center News

  • Gray, who was a self-employed carpenter with no prior criminal record, was known as a fervently religious, far-right militiaman.

    Southern Poverty Law Center: All Center News

  • Though his parents had fallen away from strict religious observance, Podhoretz recalls his fervently Orthodox maternal grandfather for whom "613 mitvahs were not enough."

    J. Weekly

  • Though his parents had fallen away from strict religious observance, Podhoretz recalls his fervently Orthodox maternal grandfather for whom "613 mitvahs were not enough."

    J. Weekly

  • In her mind, she held the view of the dead horse, the ragamuffins and the seepy-eyed girl alongside her memories of seeing the shirtwaist strikers calling fervently for justice, seeing her dozens of dresses strewn across the floor the day she’d offered one to Bella, and seeing an image of herself, lying in bed.

    Uprising

  • In her mind, she held the view of the dead horse, the ragamuffins and the seepy-eyed girl alongside her memories of seeing the shirtwaist strikers calling fervently for justice, seeing her dozens of dresses strewn across the floor the day she’d offered one to Bella, and seeing an image of herself, lying in bed.

    Uprising

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