Phrases with "zealously"

Thomas Hardy With the new idea in his head he applied himself zealously to the business, till he acquired in a few months great skill in horticulture. A Group of Noble Dames by Thomas Hardy [1891]

Jules Verne During long years he zealously performed his duty. The Underground City by Jules Verne [1877]

George Meredith They shook hands and talked, while Madame zealously eyed any chance person promenading the neighbourhood. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It was meat and drink to him to be the guardian of a secret, and a master who had to be zealously shielded from the public eye was the master he loved to serve. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

The Commissioners of Lunacy had protected his L. 20,000 zealously from the first: and his trustees had now paid the money over. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Anthony Trollope But zealously as she had practised her arts she had not as yet practised them long enough not to be cowed by certain outward circumstances. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Ivan Turgenev Pantaleone as zealously brushed away with the other — the hair-brush — at his boots and trousers. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Thomas Hardy At that instant he appeared to break a resolution hitherto zealously kept. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

He now began to fear that he had been rash in engaging so zealously to bring the poisoners to punishment. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Anthony Trollope Luke Rowan was one with whom such a man as Mr Cornbury could not zealously co-operate without reaching a considerable extent of personal intimacy. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Some one rushed zealously to see to it. An Unpleasant Predicament by Fyodor Dostoyevsky [1861]

Rudyard Kipling We passed into the quiet of the inner bar, the Red Marine zealously leading the way. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

George Meredith And now a messenger came for Harry. Everybody was so zealously employed in the struggle to appear comfortable under Mrs. Mel, that his departure was hardly observed. Evan Harrington by George Meredith [1861]

Edith Wharton Preparations for the wedding were zealously pressed. The Hermit and the Wild Woman and other stories by Edith Wharton [1908]

Jane Austen In the promotion of this object she was zealously active, as far as her ability reached; and missed no opportunity of projecting weddings among all the young people of her acquaintance. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

You’d be surprised, Dick, to know how zealously they have been searching into your tattered past, and I’m glad to think that what they found has made them fairly uncomfortable. The Island of Sheep by John Buchan [1936]

Thomas Hardy He was careful not to remind her, and went on with his secret preparations for a cheerful surprise, the more zealously that he had been absent last time and unable to assist. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

She will but the more zealously advocate my cause, because she has left me in anger. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

George Eliot So Francesco Valori zealously believed; and perhaps he was not himself aware that the strength of his zeal was determined by his hatred. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Each succeeding pope, however much he may have differed from his predecessors on other points, zealously agreed in one, that of maintaining by every possible means the papal ascendency. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles Mackay [1852]

Let me honestly and zealously end a wearisome life. Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey [1928]

The woman, though of crusty temper, was honest and trustworthy, and espoused the cause of her young mistress, and was zealously true to her. Mrs. Cramp’s Tenant by Ellen Wood [1881]

Ivan Turgenev Sanin satisfied their needs, zealously clattering the spoons, changing the saucers, and eagerly plunging his fingers into drawers and jars. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

T. E. Lawrence A second gang had dug another great grave-pit in the garden, and were zealously filling it as opportunity offered. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Sinclair Lewis Hazel had so zealously taken to housekeeping that she wanted to prepare not only breakfast but lunch and dinner. The Prodigal Parents by Sinclair Lewis

The duties that he was now asked to undertake were indefinite already in amount, and would doubtless extend themselves if zealously discharged. Milton by Mark Pattison [1879]

George Gissing This distinguished him markedly from the not uncommon working man who zealously pursues some chosen branch of study. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]