Adelaide poured forth her gratitude and her pleasure, with all the ardency of feelings long suppressed.
If my reasoning is correct, the ardency of your passion might have closed with the pursuit.
Bending beside her, Sidney was evincing an ardency entirely paradoxical, when I considered his indifferent temperament.
Oh, forgive the ardency of my passion, which has compell'd me to deceive you.
Their words, and, above all, the ardency of their glances betrayed that.
Words cannot describe the ardency of my flame; it is actions only that can do it.
Mary, too, is evincing the ardency of her affection; and with the same deplorable ignorance of the locality of the organs.
The ardency of her affections and the determinate character of her mind were well known to her royal relatives.
In proportion as his fancy is powerful, these chimeras themselves will become food necessary to its ardency.
She received me with all the ardency of affection, and even shed tears of joy in my presence.
early 14c., of alcoholic distillates, brandy (ardent spirits), etc., from Old French ardant (13c.) "burning, hot; zealous," from Latin ardentem (nominative ardens) "glowing, fiery, hot, ablaze," also used figuratively of passions, present participle of ardere "to burn," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (cf. Old English æsce "ashes;" see ash (n.1)).
Ardent spirits (late 15c.) so called because they are inflammable, but the term now, if used at all, probably is felt in the figurative sense. The figurative sense (of "burning with" passions, desire, etc.) is from late 14c.; literal sense of "burning, parching" (c.1400) remains rare. Related: Ardently.