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1. Marked by great passion or zeal: a fervid patriot.
2. Extremely hot; burning.

[Latin fervidus, from fervēre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

fer′vid·ly adv.
fer′vid·ness n.
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Adv.1.fervidly - with passionate fervor; "both those for and against are fervently convinced they speak for the great majority of the people"; "a fierily opinionated book"
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A young lady of some birth and fortune, who knelt suddenly down on a brick floor by the side of a sick laborer and prayed fervidly as if she thought herself living in the time of the Apostles--who had strange whims of fasting like a Papist, and of sitting up at night to read old theological books!
He fervidly hoped that history would effect a double partition in 1948: between law and politics and between two nations locked in conflict over territory.
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But as to whether he's running: At the rate things are going for him, and the way his devotees such as Bertiz (important question: What's in it for them?) are fervidly foisting him on the electorate, with or without Go's explicit consent - well, one needs no degree, much less a PRC license, to know the answer to that question.
In a country where politics has long been fervidly secular in nature, Mr Morrison and his faith represent a new phenomenon and a surprise break with tradition.
Kinsella and Papertalk Green demonstrate how to speak back relentlessly to those instruments of power that discursively fog and irradiate a land of "invisible victims." Rather than remaining blinded by privilege and gently lyricizing, these poets undertake a fervidly necessary political intervention.
Wolf, fervidly refuted the charges that bad polls were one of the supreme causes of Kenya's 2008 post-election violence.
"Now, when I go back," she said, fervidly, "I want to really focus on what I'm most passionate about.
These include Rabbi Binder, in "The Conversion of the Jews," and moralist Milton Appel, for whom, in The Anatomy Lesson (1983), "Virtue is the goal" since Appel, like Rabbi Binder, fervidly advocates that "rightness is all" (Anatomy 340).
Less than 5% of the respondents, though, expressed any concerns about the critical leanings of their colleagues, or otherwise endorsed fervidly a more scientific approach to social analysis.
But the government has fervidly denied any links to the hijackers or the planning of the coordinated attacks.