[ noun ] a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
"they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor" "he felt a kind of religious zeal"
Used in print(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)
In either case , they do not appreciate the private_detective 's zeal .
[ noun ] excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
"he had an absolute zeal for litigation"
Used in print(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
J._Wheaton_Smith , editor of the Warren_Telegraph stated that `` the ends of justice must be satisfied , a solitary example must be set , in_order_that all those misnamed philantropists [ sic ] , who , actuated by a blind zeal , dare to instigate riot , treason , and murder , may heed it and shape their future course accordingly '' .