I wish that the ardor for information on our jobs initiative would be as strong as it is on this other subject.
Though they look like little potsers and nudniks—wise men of Chelm—they are made vibrant by the ardor of their claims.
Peter Beinart on why liberals' ardor has cooled—but Obama is headed for a predictable victory anyway.
That may reduce the ardor of the GOP base at primary time, should McChrystal be so inclined to run.
Primary voters have two qualities by which they operate: ardor and calculation.
Joyce, I reflected, mundanely, had clearly swept her off her feet in the ardor of their first meeting and instant love.
The ardor of Mr. Gladstone's feelings on this subject is notorious.
Such was her ardor and enthusiasm that she sang in the winter of 1874-5 no less than one hundred and twenty-five times.
Man-like, hot with the ardor of the chase, he was deaf and blind to all else.
It is wonderful how quickly one's ardor disappears, when, from being the hunter, he becomes the hunted.
early 15c., "heat of passion or desire," from Old French ardure "heat, glow; passion" (12c.), from Latin ardorem (nominative ardor) "a flame, fire, burning, heat;" also of feelings, etc., "eagerness, zeal," from ardere "to burn" (see ardent). In Middle English, used of base passions; since Milton's time, of noble ones.