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
After three terms of conservative leadership, the mood for change was as much a product of boredom as of anti-establishment zeal.
With the election of populist Donald Trump, the Republican Party seems less wedded to the doctrines of economic libertarian Milton Friedman and more to the trust-busting zeal of Teddy Roosevelt.
The most prominent outcome of his zeal for rubles was his hosting of the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013 - arranged by the very same Russian developers, the Agalarovs, who steered the Kremlin's emissaries to the Trump campaign in 2016.
In their zeal to ferret ouet the guilty, journalists are reacting to past errors, and to a time when our unwillingness to investigate allegations gave rise to the culture of secrecy in which Weinstein'sn band of brothers could thrive.
Religious groups that don’t have a cause the government is looking to champion—and don’t have the zeal or resources for a years-long fight with a local zoning board—might be out of luck.
None are doing so with as much zeal as Kurz, who has placed get-tough immigration policies at the center of his campaign.
But a prolonged economic crisis and growing resentment of clerics’ sweeping powers have dampened Iranians’ revolutionary zeal.
But the problem the chiding RAR leader was identifying – insufficient ideological zeal among students – was becoming real.
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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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