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
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.
Mrs. Marsiglia was, friends said, just as ardent about her political work.
Before last year’s referendum, Giles Watling was an ardent advocate for keeping Britain in the E.U..
Gurlitt was one-quarter Jewish and an ardent promoter of avant-garde European art.
Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates.
At Bath, Mrs. VandeLinde was an ardent supporter of the arts programs at the university, where an endowment supporting an annual scholarship for the best arts student retains her name.
Patrick Atwater is the author of A New California Dream, co-founder of Stag Hunt Enterprises, and an ardent believer in the importance of a pioneering spirit in government.
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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 century
Synonym Discussion of ardent
ARDENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ardent for English Language Learners
: having or showing very strong feelings
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