The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid.
To others, such as cultural critic Christopher Hitchens, it is simply what one should expect from fervent believers.
His ideas feed the most fervent ends of the political spectrum, both left and right.
And when push came to shove, Bill Clinton did send Elián González back to Cuba, against the fervent wishes of Cuban-Americans.
At 71, Ray Kelly is likely too old to run for mayor of New York, despite many supporters (and Republicans) fervent wishes.
The tone of the whole work is fervent, elevated, and churchly.
His mother was a woman of fervent piety and of unusual strength and culture of mind.
He was fervent in his gratitude and renewed his promises that somehow and somewhere he would surely repay young Scott.
Great was his anxiety, and fervent were his prayers for enlightenment.
May it be our fervent prayer that in this noble hall both Reverence and Learning shall for ever dwell together in sweet harmony.
mid-14c., from Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot, glowing," figuratively "violent, impetuous, furious," present participle of fervere "to boil, glow," from PIE root *bhreue- (see brew). The figurative sense of "impassioned" is first attested c.1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.