Examples of ardent in a Sentence
These ardent young nationalists, mostly still in their 20s and impatient for freedom, had acquired arms from sympathetic nationalist officers in the Indian army … —Gita Mehta, Vogue, April 1997
In fact, Gorbachev told me, a schoolboy essay he'd written on the virtues of Stalin was considered so ardent and exemplary that “for years thereafter other children were made to read it.” —David Remnick, New Yorker, 18 Nov. 1996
During the fourth century, pagan piety in the upper classes became more elevated, more ardent, and more mystical. —Norman F. Cantor, The Civilization of the Middle Ages, 1993
made ardent declarations of love to the woman he someday hoped to marry
an ardent science-fiction fan who has read virtually all of his favorite author's many works
Recent Examples of ardent from the Web
Free Speech on Facebook's Public Square Jaffer is an affable, ardent 40-something with a sparkling legal resume: Harvard Law Review, clerk to the Chief Justice of Canada and, most recently, deputy legal director of the ACLU.
Obamacare has always been an abomination to Steelmon, an ardent supporter of repeal.
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Yet its keen characterizations, ardent conscience and brilliant writing on a sentence level make the years this tale has taken to arrive somewhat understandable.
All week, some of Trump’s most ardent defenders, including his son Donald Trump Jr., his White House counselor Kellyanne Conway and friend and occasional adviser Newt Gingrich have questioned the probe in similar ways.
Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died.
A few days after defeating Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, Emmanuel Macron addressed a group of more than 400 ardent supporters at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.
The couple became ardent supporters of local museums; the Portland Art Museum's Mark Building is named in their honor.
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Origin and Etymology of ardent
Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ardent-, ardens, present participle of ardēre to burn, from ardor
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of ardent
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Definition of ardent for English Language Learners
: having or showing very strong feelings
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