fervency


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fer·ven·cy

 (fûr′vən-sē)
n. pl. fer·ven·cies
The condition or quality of being fervent.

fervency

(ˈfɜːvənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
another word for fervour

fer•ven•cy

(ˈfɜr vən si)

n.
warmth or intensity of feeling; ardor; fervor.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin]

fervency

, fervor - The intensity of heat or feeling can be described as fervency, from Latin fervere, "boil"; an instance of this heat or feeling is fervor.
See also related terms for intensity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fervency - feelings of great warmth and intensityfervency - feelings of great warmth and intensity; "he spoke with great ardor"
passion, passionateness - a strong feeling or emotion
zeal - excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end; "he had an absolute zeal for litigation"

fervency

noun
Powerful, intense emotion:
References in classic literature ?
The young imps on the verandah were not disappointed in their hope of hearing him "swar," which he did with a fluency and fervency which delighted them all amazingly, as they ducked and dodged hither and thither, to be out of the reach of his riding-whip; and, all whooping off together, they tumbled, in a pile of immeasurable giggle, on the withered turf under the verandah, where they kicked up their heels and shouted to their full satisfaction.
With such fervency, that Caleb, though his motives were so pure, could not endure to meet her face; but dropped his eyes, as if she could have read in them his innocent deceit.
She possessed a small music-box capable of one tune, and a collection of "God bless yehs" pitched in assorted keys of fervency.
Such an ascendant had our lieutenant over this ensign, that all that fervency of courage which had levelled our poor heroe with the floor, would scarce have animated the said ensign to have drawn his sword against the lieutenant, had he then had one dangling at his side: but all the swords being hung up in the room, were, at the very beginning of the fray, secured by the French officer.
And what had been the fervency of all the prayers he had ever muttered, compared with those he poured forth, now, in the agony and passion of his supplication for the life and health of the gentle creature, who was tottering on the deep grave's verge!
As the smoke of battle cleared and as Americans awaited the imminent departure of the invading British army and navy, the war's conclusion inspired a final outpouring of fervency.
The fervency with which he encourages the tramps to attack Prospero gives way to an indulgence in sensuous experience that returns us to enchantments that are neither dangerous nor didactic.
Whereas The Ghost Orchid closes by wistfully regretting its unreadiness for the journey beyond, the subsequent elegy-filled volume of The Weather in Japan opens with a carpe diem fervency, and so with the passionate defiance of mortality that in part prompts it.
The fervency of Jesus' prayer for his beloved is that we who remain "in the world" be protected "in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one" (John 17:11).
In time I would become a novelist, and as a novelist my lifelong theme would be precisely that which I was imagining as a child lying in the "inlet," conjuring with a fervency much like prayer.
True sanctification encompassed such behavior, but was distinguished from it by including diligent attendance on the preaching of the word and the sacraments, attention to the needs of the godly poor, and fervency in prayer.
They are capable of such a fervency, and such an excitement, and such a high energy.