- having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm, etc.; ardent: a fervent admirer; a fervent plea.
- hot; burning; glowing.
Origin of fervent
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Examples from the Web for fervently
Of course, Nienstedt is one of the most fervently anti-gay religious figures around.The Anti-Gay Archbishop Who Can’t Stay Out of Trouble
July 6, 2014
Wilson fervently supported Prop 187, which was approved by voters the same day he was approved for another term as governor.Inside California's Crazy Race To Be The GOP Gubernatorial Candidate
May 30, 2014
Leaning heavily against the door, he fervently sought her lips with his own.50 Shades of Fall TV: New Girl, Scandal, and More Television Fan Fiction
October 16, 2013
The girl pressed up against my elbow is fervently reading Tehilim (Psalms) by the light of her phone.Attending Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s Funeral as a Secular Jewish Woman
October 9, 2013
The novel is an artifact, which is why antiquarians cling to it so fervently.Is Fiction Worthless? David Shields Think So
February 8, 2013
"You certainly do know your business, son," said Uncle Peter, fervently.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Then he burst into laughter and again shook John fervently by the hand.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
"I'll do it, if he's to be found at all," said Dick fervently.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Yet I felt so certain that she would grant my prayer, I had prayed to her so fervently.
I prayed for it so fervently, and she granted my prayer, and saved you even in saving me.
- intensely passionate; ardenta fervent desire to change society
- archaic, or poetic boiling, burning, or glowingfervent heat
Word Origin and History for fervently
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.