- arden, forest of,
- ardent spirits,
- ardipithecus kadabba
Origin of ardent
Examples from the Web for ardently
This is an inverse Pietà, and something of a sexual anarchist; she ardently refuses to be oriented in an orientation.
Even as Hispanics favored Democrats this week, some Republicans wooed them ardently and made surprising inroads.
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.
Where you dabbled in so-called spiritual disciplines, you now ardently devote.
They argue that Castro did not dispute paternity in deference to Revuelta, who stayed behind and ardently backed the Revolution.
So he petitioned her, ardently, and his warmth found favor in the girl's grave, watchful eyes.The God of Love|Justin Huntly McCarthy
My meditations had been ardently pursued, and, when I recalled my attention, I found myself bewildered among fields and fences.Arthur Mervyn|Charles Brockden Brown
He ardently longed to see this fair colony rescued from the thraldom under which it groaned.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1|John Charles Dent
Judge Oliver was never fond of public life, but ardently attached to his books and friends.The Loyalists of Massachusetts|James H. Stark
"As Dad said, we belong to the same family—the Evergreen," Mr. Bill reminded her ardently.The Amazing Inheritance|Frances R. Sterrett
Word Origin for ardent
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.