Origin of fervor
Examples from the Web for fervor
Much of the fervor for war in 1860 was driven by a moral crusade against slavery.
His unwillingness to marry her and settle down has only increased her fervor.
The margin, though, should serve as a test of the continued strength of Tea Party fervor in Texas.Tea Party Tests Its Might in Texas by Opposing Conservative Rep. Pete Sessions|Ben Jacobs|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ahmet soaked up these new sounds with a fervor that set his destiny.
Where is the fervor and the fire − or at least a little smoke?
A vague agitation seemed to oppress the child; for she sighed deeply, and often repeated with fervor the Ave Maria.Agnes of Sorrento|Harriet Beecher Stowe
He touched the island, and we could trust him to be missionary, preaching with all fervor of heaven and the gods.1492|Mary Johnston
You know the spirit of fervor and of patriotism that carried me into the campaign.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
Stay, stay, my sweet young lady; do not let the fervor of your feelings run away with you!Humorous Ghost Stories|Dorothy Scarborough
A long life may safely be predicted for it by reason of the fervor and charm of its melodies.Music: An Art and a Language|Walter Raymond Spalding
mid-14c., "warmth or glow of feeling," from Old French fervor (Modern French ferveur) "heat, enthusiasm, ardor, passion," from Latin fervor "a boiling, violent heat; passion, ardor, fury," from fervere "to boil" (see brew).