Examples of zeal in a Sentence
- … he was uncomfortable with their lavish parties and their collector's zeal for the most expensive, most ostentatious brand names—Rolex and Prada and Farragamo. —Anne Tyler, Digging to America, 2006
- In 1248, channelling his piety into crusading zeal, Louis embarked on the Seventh Crusade, against the wishes of the Pope and against the judgement of his counsellors. —Alistair Horne, Seven Ages of Paris, 2002
- He showed his anatomical zeal by robbing a wayside gibbet, smuggling the bones back home and reconstructing the skeleton. —Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, 1997
Recent Examples of zeal from the Web
But the militants have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 170 people and weakening the army's control in the northeast.
And for the record, North Carolina legislators overwhelmingly supported such a bill just a few months ago in the House — though Tar Heel lawmakers seemed to lose some of their zeal for the bill today.
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In his zeal to centralize authority in his office, the monomaniacal Gingrich began doing away with any person or institution on Capitol Hill with the knowledge and experience to second-guess his grand plans.
Better still for the Trojans, Gustin’s zeal for the weight room and hanging around after his workout to do extra core work and flexibility has carried over to teammates, Lewis says.
But there also seems scant prospect of that, given the zeal with which Mr Kim is pursuing his missile programme.
But some court watchers are raising eyebrows at the zeal Gorsuch has shown in looking to change the law, particularly in the area of religious liberty and church-state separation.
House and Senate Republicans' zeal for cutting Medicaid funding puts my health in serious jeopardy.
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Origin and Etymology of zeal
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of zeal
- 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
ZEAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of zeal for English Language Learners
: a strong feeling of interest and enthusiasm that makes someone very eager or determined to do something
ZEAL Defined for Kids
Definition of zeal for Students
- Feeling better, she attacked her homework with renewed zeal.
- —Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy
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