Origin of ardor
Examples from the Web for ardor
In the end, talent and technique got the better of ardor and audacity.Team USA Goes Down Swinging in 2-1 World Cup Loss to Belgium|Tunku Varadarajan|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though they look like little potsers and nudniks—wise men of Chelm—they are made vibrant by the ardor of their claims.Smoked Fish Surrealism: Ben Katchor’s Comics of NYC Neurotics|Jacob Siegel|March 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Primary voters have two qualities by which they operate: ardor and calculation.
The GOP had its ardor candidates, like Pat Buchanan in 1992, but they were understood to be temporary phenomena or unelectable.
I wish that the ardor for information on our jobs initiative would be as strong as it is on this other subject.
A continuation of set assignments in most textbooks would dampen the ardor of pupils generally.Adequate Preparation for the Teacher of Biological Sciences in Secondary Schools|James Daley McDonald
Since then their ardor has cooled, and their adjectives grown flabby.Socialism and Democracy in Europe|Samuel P. Orth
His personal taste, however, ran more to painting; for some months he worked at his canvases with an ardor too great to last long.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
This plain is used as a parade-ground, and the Dutch cavalry charge over it with ardor, inspired by such heroic memories.From Egypt to Japan|Henry M. Field
I had all the trouble in the world to curb the ardor of King Hiram who dragged me along the shadowy labyrinth of corridors.Atlantida|Pierre Benoit
Word Origin and History for ardor
early 15c., "heat of passion or desire," from Old French ardure "heat, glow; passion" (12c.), from Latin ardorem (nominative ardor) "a flame, fire, burning, heat;" also of feelings, etc., "eagerness, zeal," from ardere "to burn" (see ardent). In Middle English, used of base passions; since Milton's time, of noble ones.