Part of speech: noun

Intensity of feeling; ardor; zeal.

Part of speech: noun

Heat; warmth.

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Usage examples "fervor":

  1. They were singing with fervor that most orthodox of hymns: The church's one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Thus diseases of the eye prevail among the common people of Malta as they do in Egypt, a trouble in both countries which is caused by the fervor of the sun's rays and the general lack of shade, not forgetting also an evident want of cleanliness. - "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
  3. She went back to bed, and lay awake with a fervor of young love roused into a flame by opposition swelling high in her heart. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.