[ UK /ˈiːɡəli/ ]
[ US /ˈiɡɝɫi/ ]
  1. with eagerness; in an eager manner
    the news was eagerly awaited
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How To Use eagerly In A Sentence

  • We were like sponges; we absorbed knowledge eagerly after the ten-year void.
  • He waits eagerly for people to recognise him in the street, and sometimes they do, and tell him off for being so horrid and mean. Times, Sunday Times
  • As you know, Bubba, I have no way to ever repay you for your unselfish gift of life you so eagerly gave to me. All I can offer to you is my undying love, my respect, my gratitude and my humble heart.
  • Our first semester is winding down, and all the pcvs are eagerly awaiting IST (In Service Training) in Gansu province at the end of January to meet up again! Sichuan Province: Mianyang « Peace Corps: China
  • No doubt every cowboy car clamper is eagerly applying for one of these licences. The Sun
  • Students who had been successful during the term eagerly flipped through their portfolios, pointing out all of their good grades. Sara Vogel: Beyond Damage Control: Equipping Parents With Real Tools to Support Their Children in Mexico
  • That the sequels are the most eagerly awaited cinematic event of the year is not in question.
  • 'Come, come, Sikes,' said the Jew appealing to him in a remonstratory tone, and motioning towards the boys, who were eagerly attentive to all that passed; 'we must have civil words; civil words, Bill.' Oliver Twist
  • Itaca or Itaka: for diaphoresis in fever; this root is brought as an article of barter by the Arabs to Kilimane; the natives purchase it eagerly. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
  • They noted that the cephalopod eagerly attacked the molt and invariably did so by working from the posterior of the lobster abdomen toward the anterior.
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