Fervent Fer"vent, a. [F. fervent, L. fervens, -entis. p. pr. of fervere o the boiling hot, to boil, glow.] 1. Hot; glowing; boiling; burning; as, a fervent summer. [1913 Webster]

The elements shall melt with fervent heat. --2 Pet. iii. 10. [1913 Webster]

2. Warm in feeling; ardent in temperament; earnest; full of fervor; zealous; glowing. [1913 Webster]

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit. --Rom. iii. 11. [1913 Webster]

So spake the fervent angel. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

A fervent desire to promote the happiness of mankind. --Macaulay. -- {Fer"vent*ly}, adv. -- {Fer"vent*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

Laboring fervently for you in prayers. --Col. iv. 12. [1913 Webster]

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