keen

All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • Every man was now keen to do well in front of his general.
  • He became a company director and developed a keen interest in music and art.
  • He was also keen to channel the energy of young people in a particular direction.
  • In order to learn in this way, keen attention and focus is required.
  • They were also keen to have land for their often large families and to give themselves future financial security.
  • He paid the keenest attention to the great and difficult art of writing. Cited from Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2), by John Morley
  • During this period he developed a keen interest in politics and was determined to enter politics himself.
  • A moment later he could not have been observed even by the keenest eye. Cited from Merton of the Movies, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The keenest delight he had ever known came with his first experience under fire. Cited from The Short Line War, by Merwin and Webster
  • When he had done this the old woman found herself able to get on with the keening. Cited from The Shanty Book, Part I, Sailor Shanties, by Richard Runciman Terry
  • He soon became known for his keen and subtle mind and his vast learning.
  • He developed a keen interest in trying to find a means of obtaining fire easily.
  • He becomes more self-aware, and keen to make himself appear more educated and well-spoken.
  • Jones took a keen interest in the direction of the show.
  • We have learned by keenest use to know each other's mind. Cited from The Years Between, by Rudyard Kipling
  • Mary Lord settled herself for an hour of the keenest pleasure she ever knew. Cited from Saturday's Child, by Kathleen Norris
  • His good nature had taken off the keenest edge of her suffering. Cited from The Ontario Readers, by Ontario Ministry of Education
  • While in high school he was a keen athlete and played on the school football team.
  • The keenest of all games at big schools are generally the House matches. Cited from A Prefect's Uncle, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Therefore we are all the keenest critics in matters of which we know least. Cited from Crankisms, by Lisle de Vaux Matthewman
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Meaning of keen

  • noun A funeral lament sung with loud wailing