zealous (adj.) Old form(s): zelous
earnest, fervent, ardent
E3 III.iv.95[Prince Edward to King Edward] I would recover / My gifts you gave me, and my zealous vow
KJ II.i.19[Austria to Arthur] Upon thy cheek lay I this zealous kiss
KJ II.i.428[Hubert to King John and King Philip] If zealous love should go in search of virtue
R3 III.vii.93[Buckingham to Lord Mayor] So sweet is zealous contemplation
Sonn.27.6[]my thoughts ... / Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee
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