What does the word fervor mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman