Yet given the window of opportunity in 2008 to say "I do," I did—with the enthusiasm of the fiercest Bridezilla.
The enthusiasm among Democrats for Barack Obama has subsided under the depressing pall of events since 2009.
Waxing (and Waning): enthusiasm is up overall among Republicans and down among Democratic voters in 2012.
But there's a curious lack of enthusiasm among those masses ….
On the campaign trail I learned many lessons, most prominently the enthusiasm with which voters reacted when told my age.
After the speeches from the opener and the opposition, the debate proceeded with enthusiasm.
But her interest in his hobby for once failed to awaken his enthusiasm.
No reader could have guessed from my article my enthusiasm as I wrote it.
Burke slapped his leg with an enthusiasm that might have broken a weaker member.
To the unity of enthusiasm corresponds the unity of the world, the monistic feeling.
c.1600, from Middle French enthousiasme (16c.) and directly from Late Latin enthusiasmus, from Greek enthousiasmos "divine inspiration," from enthousiazein "be inspired or possessed by a god, be rapt, be in ecstasy," from entheos "divinely inspired, possessed by a god," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + theos "god" (see Thea). Acquired a derogatory sense of "excessive religious emotion" (1650s) under the Puritans; generalized sense of "fervor, zeal" (the main modern sense) is first recorded 1716.