Where you dabbled in so-called spiritual disciplines, you now ardently devote.
The club was originally established in answer to the WASP clubs around town that ardently kept Jews out.
The country he had so ardently defended and the city of Benghazi, which he had helped to save and he so loved, proved his undoing.
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.
They argue that Castro did not dispute paternity in deference to Revuelta, who stayed behind and ardently backed the Revolution.
But I soon began to love her for her virtues as ardently as though I had wooed her of my own initiative.
I expected very soon to rejoin him, and I ardently desired it.
The leisure hours of the youthful poet were ardently devoted to literary culture.
"Some time when the gang ain't around I'll show you I ain't all bad," he said ardently.
The fatigued remnant of the cavalry division now engaged in tackling the reinforcements that Cronje had so ardently expected.
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.