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They had talked afterward so feverishly, as if to forget their situation.

And oh, so feverishly happy, except that waiting is hard, so hard.

"I have made all my arrangements," he continued, feverishly.

"I am not a man who can live two lives," he went on feverishly.

She clung to it feverishly as she had never clung to it before.

It was surely groping after something, eagerly, feverishly, yet blindly.

And, while his hands explored it feverishly, the metal moved!

He seized the envelopes, threw them on the table, and searched among them feverishly.

She could indeed, for she repeated the word—fiercely, feverishly.

Feverishly, he looked them over for one in her dear handwriting.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "causing fever;" 1630s, "excited;" 1640s, "having symptoms of fever," from fever + -ish. Earlier in same sense was feverous (late 14c.). Related: Feverishly; feverishness.

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