The club was originally established in answer to the WASP clubs around town that ardently kept Jews out.
Where you dabbled in so-called spiritual disciplines, you now ardently devote.
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.
The country he had so ardently defended and the city of Benghazi, which he had helped to save and he so loved, proved his undoing.
White evangelicals are slightly more skeptical, but the poll found that it made no difference in how ardently they support Romney.
But I soon began to love her for her virtues as ardently as though I had wooed her of my own initiative.
He thought that it was very strange that he should think so ardently of kissing Maggie.
The leisure hours of the youthful poet were ardently devoted to literary culture.
Would to God I as firmly believed it, as I ardently wish it!
The fatigued remnant of the cavalry division now engaged in tackling the reinforcements that Cronje had so ardently expected.
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.