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
But the American fondness for checks and balances, for the mixed government that has so long served us well, is fast being replaced by a bipartisan fervor for unchecked presidential rule, elective monarchy in form if not in name.
Trump has been pitching America's natural gas production and exports with more fervor than the Obama administration had, as part of Trump's effort to boost the American oil, gas and coal industries.
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.
That's why any information surrounding the release of the massive collection has been watched, studied, and picked apart with as much fervor as one of Donald Trump's morning cable news recaps on Twitter.
Warmer weather comes with endless perks, from beach trips to the fervor surrounding all things rosé.
SoFi, an online personal finance company geared toward younger moneymakers, is tapping into that fervor with a cheeky new promotion coming up.
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.
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Synonym Discussion of fervor
FERVOR Defined for English Language Learners
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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