Origin of zeal
Examples from the Web for zeal
He implored me to do so with the zeal of someone who had just found God, emphatically praising the article.
Even as the ranks of culture warriors on the right diminish, their zeal seems to intensify.The Right Wing Screams for the Wambulance Over Gay Marriage Ruling|Walter Olson|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of those preachers admitted to The Daily Beast that he was taken aback by her zeal.
With that kind of zeal, squeezing in extracurriculars is more essential than ever.
Portland will always support the Thorns with classic Cascadian zeal.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the factory he flung himself into the affairs of the firm with a zeal that at times bordered on officiousness.Quin|Alice Hegan Rice
Her zeal is certainly getting the better of her conscience and judgment.The House that Jill Built|E. C. Gardner
Zeal for martyrdom in later days became a disease in the Church, but in the case of Ignatius it is the mark of a hero.
So she did avail herself of his zeal,—and that without any scruple.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
I have spoken of his general cleanliness; I am reminded of one or two exceptions, which I think, however, were errors of zeal.Under the Redwoods|Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for zeal
Word Origin for zeal
Word Origin and History for zeal
late 14c., from Late Latin zelus "zeal, emulation" (source of Old French zel, Italian zelo, Spanish celo), a Church word, from Greek zelos "zeal, ardor, jealousy," which is of uncertain origin.