Origin of zeal
Examples from the Web for zeals
These two zeals are alike in externals, but altogether unlike in internals, 363.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love|Emanuel Swedenborg
Yes, zeal without knowledge, I said—like most other zeals—if there were no objections that struck him at once, there were none.Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
Lacius wishes that Timon would give him and the rest an opportunity of expressing some part of their zeals.Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies|Samuel Johnson
Word Origin 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.