Origin of fervent
Examples from the Web for fervent
Ramos was a fervent Mets fan and he would often talk to the students about sports.
I know as much as anyone how much her most fervent supporters want Hillary Clinton to run for president.
The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid.
In fact, the way he distinguishes himself from his opponents is his fervent opposition to the Keystone pipeline.
It should be said that the most fervent opponents of the Affordable Care Act are Republican base voters.
From across the country came the fervent best wishes of those who heard her.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
And in his study he was to make a great, a fervent appeal to her.Prisoners|Mary Cholmondeley
Her answer was a fervent embrace—and throwing their arms round one another, they wept in silence.
He was also a man of deep piety, and of a fervent devotion to the Blessed Virgin.The Lives of the Saints, Volume 1 (of 16)|Sabine Baring-Gould
I am nothing, I have nothing—but if the fervent prayers of a grateful heart might be heard, Mdlle.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
British Dictionary definitions for fervent
Word Origin for fervent
Word Origin and History for fervent
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.