Origin of fervent
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|Olivia Nuzzi|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Olivia Nuzzi|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Amy Zimmerman|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Michelle Bubis|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The novel is an artifact, which is why antiquarians cling to it so fervently.
In the interior of their abode, they occupy themselves with feminine tasks, and fervently perform the rites of their religion.The Smuggler Chief|Gustave Aimard
Even to Padre Libertad, whom he had so fervently cursed the day before, he was at last gracious.For the Soul of Rafael|Marah Ellis Ryan
Androvsky was still at heart a monk, and she was a fervently religious woman.The World's Greatest Books, Volume V.|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
“Nobody knows how sure I am of it, and nobody knows how I have looked forward to this for years,” said the other, fervently.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
"May I be all you would have me, and much more," he said fervently, and his voice shook in the short speech.In The Palace Of The King|F. Marion Crawford
Word Origin 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.