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1. Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover.
2. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent: "an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art" (Walter Pater).
a. Burning; fiery.
b. Glowing; shining: ardent eyes.

[Middle English ardaunt, from Old French ardant, from Latin ārdēns, ārdent-, present participle of ārdēre, to burn; see as- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

ar′den·cy (-dn-sē) n.
ar′dent·ly adv.
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Those swooning tropic nights, under our palm trees, the distant surf a langourous murmur as from some vast sea shell of mystery, when she, my Princess, all but melted to my yearning, and with her laughter, that was as silver strings by buds and blossoms smitten, all but made lunacy of my lover's ardency.
Reading the letters makes clear why his ardency could be a lodestone.
His ardency for the applied science won him his first step on the academic ladder - something those who've just failed their A-Levels should note.
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As Graham magnanimity has been defined as individual ardency, Podsakoff et al [20] defined as chivalry and Lambert [12] as loyalty that is explained in the next section.
Comics YEARS ago comics were in vogue, long before TV, Children enjoyed and read them with great ardency, The Beano,Dandy, Knockout and the Film Fun, Filled with famous characters, I knew most every one, Desperate Dan with cow pie, Keyhole Kate as well, Up to lots of mischief that I can foretell, But they encouraged kids to read and write, Reading comics helped to make them bright.
The audience should not have to depend on surtides to understand the ardency of this character, or the purity and beauty of the ideal woman he has created.
Updike gives Buck an Ann Rutledge of his own, Anne Coleman, who takes her life in despair over her suitor's lack of ardency.
In addition, the upping of the basket was indicated within the first hours of trades, and in the afternoon the effect of the large settlements at the domestic markets likely made the ardency of players fade against ruble and the rate of biacurrency basket stabilized versus ruble.
Spitefulness and envy and ardency are different faces of the same coin.