English version

ardour

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishardourar‧dour British English, ardor American English /ˈɑːdə $ ˈɑːrdər/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 STRONG FEELING OR BELIEFvery strong admiration or excitement syn passionwith ardour 🔊 They sang with real ardour.2 STRONG FEELING OR BELIEF literary strong feelings of love syn passion
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ardourNot even the rising wind had any power to damp her ardour as she flew along the causeway.Rapt, ecstatic, she willed me on to ever-greater feats of ardour.He had first come to this house in a blaze of romantic ardour and passion.Perhaps it was because she was unaccustomed to being kissed with such ardour.So he was suspicious of her welcome, her sudden ardour, her newfound tongue to kiss with and to speak.Twice, he got to Nicosia and could hardly respond to the ardour he found in Primaflora.Why is it that they bestow their ardour upon the well-adjusted, wholesome architects of pop's fatal new maturity?
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