What does the word fervency mean?

Usage examples for fervency

  1. A Winterthurer, Hans Maaler, who rode one rank behind him, narrates that he heard him pray for himself and especially for the church of Christ with great fervency. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  2. To his unutterable amazement she looked up clearly, and all her heart was in her voice, as she answered with a fervency he could not doubt- Yes; and I was glad to hear, to know that a nobler woman filled the place I cannot fill. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  3. With the spirituality and fervency of her liturgy and the 'Gospel' character of all her formularies, they were far more in harmony than the so- called 'orthodox' of their day. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton