enthusiasm

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enthusiasm

Archaic extravagant or unbalanced religious fervour
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Their enthusiasm and responsiveness are a constant delight.
Midnight arrived, and the enthusiasm showed no signs of diminution.
Her clear high treble soared above all the rest in the choruses, and somehow everybody watched her, took note of her gestures, her whole-souled singing, her irrepressible enthusiasm.
Barbicane, Michel Ardan, Nicholl, and the delegates of the Gun Club, returning without delay to Baltimore, were received with indescribable enthusiasm.
I have often attributed my attachment to, my passionate enthusiasm for, the dangerous mysteries of ocean to that production of the most imaginative of modern poets.
The King's interest rose higher and higher; it developed into enthusiasm.
Although Mainhall's enthusiasm was often tiresome, and although he was often unable to distinguish between facts and vivid figments of his imagination, his imperturbable good nature overcame even the people whom he bored most, so that they ended by becoming, in a reluctant manner, his friends.
With the enthusiasm of a young artist she drew from the keys strains that seemed marvelously beautiful to Mam'selle Pauline, who stood enraptured near her.
And, on finishing these words, the young man, perceiving that his enthusiasm had deranged one of his ruffles, set to work to put it to rights with the greatest care imaginable.
His enthusiasm is too general and too vivid not to be false.
And the feeling of enthusiasm and love for his sovereign rose again in Rostov's soul in all its old force.