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adverb as in zealously

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In particular, the rise of fervently pro-capitalist neoliberal politics around the world in the 1980s stymied activists’ efforts.

With that tube he fervently swings away at mosquitoes covering the walls and the ceiling of his cell.

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They also fervently refuse to include any kind of measures to mitigate fraud, waste, abuse and lack of accountability in these voucher programs despite having evidence from established programs.

When pressed on the question of school choice, Marten said she fervently believes that every child’s neighborhood public school should be “their best and first choice,” she said.

Regardless of what Babbitt believed in life, in death she has become a symbol both for causes she fervently embraced and some she likely never even heard of.

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She also came fervently to the defense of outgoing Sen. Walsh.

Of course, Nienstedt is one of the most fervently anti-gay religious figures around.

Wilson fervently supported Prop 187, which was approved by voters the same day he was approved for another term as governor.

Leaning heavily against the door, he fervently sought her lips with his own.

The girl pressed up against my elbow is fervently reading Tehilim (Psalms) by the light of her phone.

The box made the round of the table, and every one was fervently eloquent about the marvelous resemblance.

Clipperton hesitated a moment, then rushed forward, caught Matt's hand, and wrung it fervently.

Though there was no crime he would recoil at in the satisfaction of his passions, yet he fervently clung to life.

Fearing lest he should be persuaded to evade what he considered his duty, he pressed her hand fervently and hurried away.

"Thank goodness, it's in the United States," exclaimed Mrs. Overton fervently.


On this page you'll find 147 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fervently, such as: ardently, assiduously, carefully, diligently, eagerly, and earnestly.

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