Examples of enthusiasm in a Sentence
- Hour by hour, minute by minute, Guerrero is a racehorse, sitting upright in a chair, revising copy, clarifying names and places, sprinkling the reports with jokes while a producer talks in her ear—then delivering with breakneck speed and unflagging enthusiasm. —Joel Drucker, Cigar Aficionado, May/June 2003
- The Gower has a bewitching effect on my children. Perhaps it is because of having been cooped up in the car for four hours, but once we are negotiating the windy road along this southern Welsh peninsula, they are all gushing with enthusiasm. —Emma Haughton, Times (London), 12 Aug. 2000
- Now that he was awake, he couldn't understand how he could have slept through the racket the birds were making. "Oliver," Harry croaked. "It's the crack of dawn." "Exactly," said Wood. He was a tall and burly sixth year and, at the moment, his eyes were gleaming with a crazed enthusiasm. "It's part of our new training program. Come on, grab your broom, and let's go," said Wood heartily. —J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999
- These days, even the wiliest brand-builders are at least a little anxious about the emerging teenage market, with its stylistic balkanization, shifting folkways and unpredictably spiking enthusiasms. —Hal Espen, New York Times Magazine, 21 Mar. 1999
The party supported its candidate with enthusiasm.
He seems to lack enthusiasm for the work he's doing.
Among his latest enthusiasms are sailing and fishing.
Recent Examples of enthusiasm from the Web
So Miss Emerson needs to have excellent people skills and an enthusiasm for service.
Europe is not especially eager to have Britain crash out of the union next spring, either, so leaders on the continent are doing their best to drum up enthusiasm for the Chequers white paper.
Meisten had a youthful enthusiasm for living and learning, exceeded only by his love and devotion to his wife, family, and many dear friends, according to family.
However, while there is still institutional enthusiasm for the cryptocurrency space, virtual currencies aren’t doing so well right now.
Many analysts say investor sentiment has been hurt by the escalating trade conflict between China and the U.S. The soft post-debut performance of many tech IPOs in Hong Kong over the past year has also damped investor enthusiasm for new listings.
Anyone who early in life turned a sport or hobby into a career, or who took over a thriving family business, knows the challenge of maintaining enthusiasm for it, even when the money’s great.
There isn’t a craft bar that matches Gold Star’s service, selection, and general enthusiasm for beer in the borough.
At the same time, Senate aides said the Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell had shown little enthusiasm for the legislation.
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What is the history of enthusiasm?
It may come as a surprise to many people, when they first look up the word enthusiasm, to see that its original meaning has to do with passion for religion, rather than passionate or eager interest in general. A brief explanation of the word’s etymology should clear this up. Enthusiasm entered the English language around the beginning of the 17th century. It was borrowed from the Greek enthousiasmos, meaning “inspiration or possession by a god.” For the first two hundred or so years that it was used in English, enthusiasm was primarily employed to refer to beliefs or passions that related to religion. By the beginning of the 18th century, however, the word began to be used to describe having strong feelings or interest in secular matters.
Synonym Discussion of enthusiasm
- was a slave to his passions
- read the poem aloud with great fervor
- the ardor of their honeymoon soon faded
- never showed much enthusiasm for sports
- preaches with fanatical zeal
ENTHUSIASM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enthusiasm for English Language Learners
: strong excitement about something : a strong feeling of active interest in something that you like or enjoy
: something causing a feeling of excitement and active interest : a hobby that someone feels enthusiastic about
ENTHUSIASM Defined for Kids
Definition of enthusiasm for Students
- There were wild shouts of enthusiasm at this suggestion.
- —E. B. White, Stuart Little
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