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fervency

[fur-vuh n-see]
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noun
  1. warmth or intensity of feeling; ardor; zeal; fervor.

Origin of fervency

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin ferventia (see fervent, -ency); replacing fervence < Middle French < Latin ferventia
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Examples from the Web for fervency

Historical Examples

  • “O, that it were to the day of my own death,” exclaimed Elizabeth with fervency.

    The Boarding School

    Unknown

  • Joy there was, but, alas, how much mitigated was its fervency!

  • In the fervency of his feelings, Alonzo flew to him and clasped him in his arms.

    Alonzo and Melissa

    Daniel Jackson, Jr.

  • All the fervency which the mother had given to business, Micheline had given to love.

  • By quickening and exciting us to a liveliness and fervency in all.

    A Christian Directory

    Baxter Richard


British Dictionary definitions for fervency

fervency

noun plural -cies
  1. another word for fervour
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