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.
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.