[ US /ˈkinɫi/ ]
[ UK /kˈiːnli/ ]
  1. in a keen or penetrating way
    she pitied her sister acutely
    he was keenly aware of his own shortcomings
    acutely aware
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How To Use keenly In A Sentence

  • Now, a company in Minnesota is keenly interested in testing the soybean hull adsorbents.
  • Animals are humanized, that is, the kinship between animal and human life is still keenly felt, and this reminds us of those early animistic interpretations of nature which subsequently led to doctrines of metempsychosis. The Art of the Story-Teller
  • Millner, keenly aware that an aromatic savarin au rhum was describing an arc behind his head previous to being rushed back to the pantry under young Draper's indifferent eye, stiffened himself against this last assault of the enemy, and read out firmly: "What relation do you consider that a man's business conduct should bear to his religious and domestic life? The Blond Beast
  • The second half was keenly fought, but neither side managed to score.
  • I was feeling the exhaustion keenly - but not enough to make a complete ass of myself during choir, which inched by like a violist playing Paganini caprices.
  • Both started this keenly-anticipated derby, Ryan at stand-off and Alex at loose forward.
  • In fact, Diane enjoyed these delightful juvenilities all the more keenly because she knew that she could put an end to them at any moment. Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan
  • This, unfortunately, is a human condition we are now finally becoming keenly “aware” of. Legalizing drug user possession
  • The proprioceptive sense is so keenly developed in our arboreal brethren that little if any visual correction is required. My latest foray | clusterflock
  • he was keenly aware of his own shortcomings
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