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characterized by intense emotion

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After many perfervid speeches in favour of Cardiff and Swansea, it was decided by a practically unanimous vote that the capital should be Rhiwbina, on the following grounds which were deemed conclusive: | It is surrounded, like Rome, by seven hills.
Thus, while Weineck's perfervid study spans the works of Sophocles, the Bible, Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Lessing, Kleist, and Freud, the optic she uses is (I believe) clearly one that emerges in the Romantic period.
95) Florida courts continued to employ eloquent, even perfervid, language to express their determination to defend the rights embodied in article I section 12.
With slogans like "All that happens must be known" and cameras placed in strategic locales around the globe by perfervid ambassadors of a transparency movement so that "tyrants cannot hide," the company succeeds in turning the world on itself.
And as the earnestness of the original social gospellers is beyond doubt, so is the perfervid self-righteousness of their secular successors.
207-20, for a less perfervid and more realistic account of what the first Christian emperor could, could not, or would not do.
these applications seem prosaically narrow in comparison to the more perfervid claims of Bitcoin's cyberlibertarian enthusiasts.
Does it suggest that we constantly change as we pull ourselves out of moral complacency, or is it "something perfervid and dangerous" (139) that focuses too narrowly and obsessively on its goal?
The argument over whether America should promote global cooperation and collective security through an international organization such as the League had pitted President Wilson -- its most perfervid advocate -- against Republicans led by Henry Cabot Lodge, who supported the League in theory but wanted firmer guarantees that America's sovereignty would not be threatened, nor her economic interests harmed.
Kinzer is surely right to raise doubts about the perfervid embrace of American exceptionalism that has become de rigueur for politicians, Democratic or Republican, to asseverate piously.
Given this "gun behind the door," even the most perfervid advocate of laissez-faire is unlikely to disagree with Depew's choice.
Gulliver's Travels, in its formal presentation, is a parody of travel literature of the day, especially with regard to its often perfervid, delusional, or duplicitous narrators, and the preferred theme of lost worlds and civilizations.
At the same time, it is perfectly possible to own up to being a perfervid Lawrentian--I am guilty as charged--but equally to see why some people may find aspects of his oeuvre almost repugnant.
In its hybrid structure, its perfervid prose and its fantastical conclusion, Dubarry's novel is almost uniquely bizarre in nineteenth-century French literature.
The problem, of course, always has been that the perfervid defenders and malevolent critics have the same misunderstanding.