Origin of fervid
Examples from the Web for fervid
That left the small but fervid legion of believers who had dropped everything feeling upset and sheepish.
Now that the wedding is on, all of the fervid speculation of the last few years seems justified.
But our current fervid post-boom angst and rage has fueled most of the bad reviews.
He turned to her with congratulatory admiration so fervid that she shrank somewhat, notwithstanding that she knew him so well.The Mayor of Casterbridge|Thomas Hardy
Mrs. Cranceford knew that he must be in love; so did the Major, but he could not conjecture the object of so fervid a passion.An Arkansas Planter|Opie Percival Read
His fervid activity devoured whole piles of documents; he changed the colours of the postage stamps fourteen times in one week.Penguin Island|Anatole France
He began simply and calmly; but, as he proceeded, the fervid soul broke forth in words of surpassing power.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
It was one of his most fervid beliefs that he had selected a growing town, conspicuous for its enterprise.The Precipice|Elia Wilkinson Peattie
1590s, from Latin fervidus "glowing, burning; vehement, fervid," from fervere "to boil, glow" (see brew (v.)). Figurative sense of "impassioned" is from 1650s. Related: Fervidly.