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  • noun Plural form of fervour.


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  • I was a socialist, intent on saving the world, and alcohol could not give me the fervours that were mine from my ideas and ideals.

    Chapter 27 2010

  • Loutherbourg had been hired to transform Beckford's mansion into "a labyrinthine and necromantic environment for a three-day Christmas performance-masquerade" (Ziter 19), a transformation that was so effective and dramatic that Beckford himself described the event as "the realization of romance in all its fervours, in all its extravagance … I wrote Vathek immediately upon my return to London at the close of this romantic villegiatura" (qtd Altick 122n).

    Smoke and Mirrors: Internalizing the Magic Lantern show in _Vilette_ 2005

  • Her fervent love, even for her Miss Howe, as she acknowledged, having given way to supremer fervours.

    Clarissa Harlowe 2006

  • It was always a beautiful one, his chief personal attraction, but at this moment it seemed to concentrate within it the unspoken fervours and the boundless expectations of a great love, and she who was the aim and cause of all this sweetness lay in unresponsive silence in a distant tomb!

    Initials Only 2003

  • That, during the religious fervours of the commonwealth, fanaticism of various kinds should appear, is no more strange than that when genuine coin is in circulation, attempts should be made to utter what is counterfeit and base.

    Pneumatologia 1616-1683 1967

  • He was an "upwardly" aspiring artist by reason of his hyper-accentuated religious fervours.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets Marsden Hartley

  • She sank into a vague wonder at life, which had so cruelly requited the fervours of her girlhood.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920 Various

  • Warm in expression, and short in extent, it concentrates in narrow bounds the fire of poetical transport: on which account, it has been generally employed to celebrate the fervours of piety, the raptures of love, the enthusiasm of praise; and to animate warriors to glorious exertions of valour:

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 02: Augustus Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus

  • The daily contemplation of so many classical and noble objects elevates and purifies the soul, and has a powerful tendency to allay the inconsiderate fervours and impetuosities of youth, to mature, and consolidate the character.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 351, January 10, 1829 Various

  • The divisions in the Christian faith, which followed so closely the fervours of the Crusades, were most disastrous to Nîmes.

    Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1 Elise Whitlock Rose


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