[ UK /ˈiːɡənəs/ ]
[ US /ˈiɡɝnəs/ ]
  1. prompt willingness
    readiness to continue discussions
    they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    he tried to explain his forwardness in battle
    they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
  2. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
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How To Use eagerness In A Sentence

  • Commissioned in 1963 to make a film about America's first successful quintuplet birth, Leacock and Joyce Chopra captured the quints' mother's anxiety at her sudden celebrity and the surrounding South Dakota community's eagerness to cash in on it. The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America
  • Finding the swiftest pursuer close upon his heels, he threw off, first his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peag, by which his enemies knew him to be Canonchet, and redoubled the eagerness of pursuit. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
  • Chook! she was crying, and the dogs whined and yelped in eagerness of desire and effort to overtake Big THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE
  • This was one reason for their eagerness to stress the roots of the police in ancient traditions of communal self-policing.
  • But that night a new way seemed to open to me, and in my eagerness I awoke Charley from a sound sleep. DEMETRIOS CONTOS
  • We are unjust people (having imaginary arguments strikes me as a bit lacking in proportion, not so mention meagerness of world), and so we are continually confused into failing to give unto each thing its due. Fairness and Justice « Unknowing
  • Their eagerness to present a more palatable Golwalkar was also evident when they went in for presenting a 'filmy' version of Golwalkar. Kafila
  • The next rains are not expected until April, by which time the meagerness of the harvest will be felt intensely by the people living in this region -- there will, once again, be hunger and starvation. David Weiss: Gold -- the Color of Impending Starvation
  • With a strange combination of excitement, anxiety and eagerness, I rushed toward him as I saw him outside the gate at the airport.
  • In the end, due to the meagerness of both our resources and our carpentry skills, we settled on a balance constructed of wood and a precariously balanced wire hanger.
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