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"You certainly do know your business, son," said Uncle Peter, fervently.

Then he burst into laughter and again shook John fervently by the hand.

"I'll do it, if he's to be found at all," said Dick fervently.

Yet I felt so certain that she would grant my prayer, I had prayed to her so fervently.

I prayed for it so fervently, and she granted my prayer, and saved you even in saving me.

Then he fervently strove to awaken his brother's scientific pride.

I was praying most fervently in my last sheet, and I must not so soon fall a swearing in this.

Where had he been a year ago, this imp who had fervently crossed himself?

"I sure do," put in Mr. Tuttle so fervently that I knew he spoke the truth.

Mr. Sharp took the hand of his companion and pressed it fervently.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French fervent, from Latin ferventem (nominative fervens) "boiling, hot, glowing," figuratively "violent, impetuous, furious," present participle of fervere "to boil, glow," from PIE root *bhreue- (see brew). The figurative sense of "impassioned" is first attested c.1400. Related: Fervency; fervently.

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