from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of hymenopterous parasites, of the family Braconidæ, distinguished from Macrocentrus principally by having the abdomen inserted between the posterior coxæ.


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  • Quum de zele culparetur, purgandi se causa permisisse fertur ut ea qui vellet uteretur; quod ejus factum in sectam turpissimam versum est, qua placet usus indifferens foeminamm.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • A condition to achieve more involvement of our citizens is to show selbstbeschraenkung as the Germans say, to avoid trop de zele, or show restraint in the ambition to rule from the centre.

    The Netherlands and the European Union

  • “Pas trop de zele, my dear Simion Petrovitch,” the governor remarked with a smile.

    Virgin Soil

  • Dukes of Britaine their ancient friends and allies, against the outrages of the French kings: and why may not the Queene our soueraine Lady with like honor and godly zele yeld protection to the people of the Low countries, her neerest neighbours to rescue them a free people from the

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • C'est a qui jettera plus promptement le masque -- on dirait, a lire les ecrits qui paraissent, a entendre les conversations des gens qui se croient dans les confidences, que c'en est fait de la republique: la Convention, secondee, poussee meme par le zele et l'energie des bons citoyens a remporte une grande victoire sur les Terroristes, sur les successeurs de Robespierre, il semble qu'elle n'ait plus qu'a proclamer la royaute.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners

  • So highly were his talents as an observer appreciated at this early period, that Dr. Wallich speaks of him as one "whose extraordinary talents and knowledge as a botanist, entitle him to the respect of all lovers of the science;" and M. de Mirbel characterizes him as "jeune Anglois, tres instruit, tres zele et fort bon observateur."

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • Personne n'etait plus communicatif que M. le baron d'Holbach; personne ne prenait aux progres de la raison un interet plus vif, plus sincere, et ne s'occupait avec plus de zele et l'activite des moyens de les accelerer.

    Baron d'Holbach

  • "Bon pere, bon epoux, arien fervent et zele, mais faible, timide, Valens etait ne pour la vie privee, ou il eut ete un honnete citoyen et un des saints de l'Arianisme."

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Nous les finissons donc si vous le trouuiez agreable, pour nous porter auec plus de zele aux autres deuoirs qui contribueront a vostre satisfaction, & qui seront agreables a touts les veritables estimateurs de la bien-seance & de l'honnestete de la conuersation commune, comme nous le soutraitions auec passion.

    George Washington's Rules of Civility

  • Let us hope that this official reprimand will have its effect, and that Mr. Hudson will learn therefrom that there is such a thing as _trop de zele_ -- even in a good cause.

    Cetywayo and his White Neighbours Remarks on Recent Events in Zululand, Natal, and the Transvaal


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