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The ardor of Mr. Gladstone's feelings on this subject is notorious.

Man-like, hot with the ardor of the chase, he was deaf and blind to all else.

This feeling, be it understood, in no wise chilled my ardor.

He had been prepared for it, and to resist it, and break it down by the ardor of his appeal.

It was a problem which he debated with an ardor that had in it something of passion.

Rotha's ardor of soul had conquered her father's apprehension of failure.

As the energy of the cocks subsided, the ardor of the men waxed sensibly.

In time I hope he will fight abreast of me, but at present you must restrain his ardor.

It rose with that gradation which so wears down the ardor of almost any horse.

With all Frank's ardor for adventure, he was not sorry at all this.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "heat of passion or desire," from Old French ardure "heat, glow; passion" (12c.), from Latin ardorem (nominative ardor) "a flame, fire, burning, heat;" also of feelings, etc., "eagerness, zeal," from ardere "to burn" (see ardent). In Middle English, used of base passions; since Milton's time, of noble ones.

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