The pathetic dives and writhing on the field is a turn off to the most ardent American fan.
“Eurozone Deal Leaves Britain Isolated” trumpets the Financial Times, for many years an ardent proponent of monetary union.
The families of the Buffalo crash victims have been ardent advocates for the highest professional standards.
With ardent fans and a rabid media, it will become Palin-palooza.
Here are some genre-busting King titles that may have slipped past all but the most ardent fans.
The fact is that it takes many generations of ardent minds to accomplish what at first each thinks himself capable of doing alone.
The brave and ardent 84th, commanded by Willis, dashes to the front.
Do you say that ardent spirits, as they are commonly drank, do not produce these effects except in a very slight degree?
This ship sent a boat, which took us on board the ardent, 64, which was then used as a prison-ship.
Again: The total disuse of ardent spirits, on the part of parents, is the only plan of safety in bringing up their children.
early 14c., of alcoholic distillates, brandy (ardent spirits), etc., from Old French ardant (13c.) "burning, hot; zealous," from Latin ardentem (nominative ardens) "glowing, fiery, hot, ablaze," also used figuratively of passions, present participle of ardere "to burn," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (cf. Old English æsce "ashes;" see ash (n.1)).
Ardent spirits (late 15c.) so called because they are inflammable, but the term now, if used at all, probably is felt in the figurative sense. The figurative sense (of "burning with" passions, desire, etc.) is from late 14c.; literal sense of "burning, parching" (c.1400) remains rare. Related: Ardently.