Definition of fervor
1 : intensity of feeling or expression booing and cheering with almost equal fervor — Alan Rich revolutionary fervor
2 : intense heat
Examples of fervor in a Sentence
As Nina has grown more observant, Andras has become distanced from her. Her religious fervor doesn't interest him. Coming to tradition late, Nina has all the pedantry of an autodidact. Her strivings seem inauthentic to Andras, and not at all spiritual. —Allegra Goodman, Kaaterskill Falls, 1998
Certainly being the son of a pastor had contributed to Vincent's religiosity, but in time even his father was disturbed by the growing intensity of his son's fervor. —Michael Kimmelman, New York Times Book Review, 12 Aug. 1990
In her renewed fervor, Norma fears that the past decade has turned women inward, away from one another, and away, too, from the notion that solidarity among women is ultimately a source of personal strength. —Anita Shreve, New York Times Magazine, 6 July 1986
Reciting, her voice took on resonance and firmness, it rang with the old fervor, with ferocity even. —Eudora Welty, One Writer's Beginnings, 1983
The fervor surrounding her campaign continued right through election day.
The novel captures the revolutionary fervor of the period.
Recent Examples of fervor from the Web
Meanwhile, Trump rose to power by ginning up the fervor of a supposedly small voting bloc that believed (wrongly) that its needs were being ignored.
Warmer weather comes with endless perks, from beach trips to the fervor surrounding all things rosé.
And that fervor, in some cases, has made the phone itself even more valuable.
The Cubs have capitalized on World Series fervor with new merchandise and Cubs-brand retail shops beyond the ballpark walls.
Doing so months after the fervor over the race has died down is a terrible one.
At the crux of it all is one man with a long history in his hometown and enough personal fervor to match the flavor his kitchen is pumping out.
In the waning weeks of 2014, an astonishing right-wing fervor swept Germany.
The secondary romance between Winnie and Tommy, a white girl and Indian boy, is played with youthful fervor by Emily Bagwill and Gray Randolph.
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Definition of fervor for English Language Learners
: a strong feeling of excitement and enthusiasm
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Definition of fervor for Students
: strong feeling or expression patriotic fervor
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