To others, such as cultural critic Christopher Hitchens, it is simply what one should expect from fervent believers.
And soon I was inundated with messages from her fervent fans.
And when push came to shove, Bill Clinton did send Elián González back to Cuba, against the fervent wishes of Cuban-Americans.
But my fervent desire for a tranquil personal life won in the end.
“Much of its wealth comes from the fervent devotion of members, who tithe faithfully,” wrote Jenkins.
The tone of the whole work is fervent, elevated, and churchly.
Perhaps "love" is left to the fervent vocabulary of the lover.
He was fervent in his gratitude and renewed his promises that somehow and somewhere he would surely repay young Scott.
She was "diligent in business," but this did not preclude her being "fervent in spirit."
May it be our fervent prayer that in this noble hall both Reverence and Learning shall for ever dwell together in sweet harmony.
mid-14c., from Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot, glowing," figuratively "violent, impetuous, furious," present participle of fervere "to boil, glow," from PIE root *bhreue- (see brew). The figurative sense of "impassioned" is first attested c.1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.