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 Meanings and Examples of EAGER
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eager
 a.  avid; enthusiastic
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She did not care for the eager competition furnished by the sixteen-year-olds whose fresh cheeks and bright smiles made one forget their twice-turned frocks and patched shoes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  On their way to Mimosa and eager for home, they only stopped a moment at Tara to kiss the girls and give them news of the surrender.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  "Tomorrow," said Cathleen quietly and there was something in her voice which took the eager smiles from their faces.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
4  After she had unsuccessfully canvassed the town and refused the importuning of many eager Carpetbaggers, she finally decided to take Tommy's suggestion and ask Hugh Elsing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  Belle put an eager placating hand on Melanie's arm and then hastily withdrew it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
6  He looked so queer, eager, hurt, mocking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
7  Turning quickly she frequently caught him watching her, an alert, eager, waiting look in his eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
8  He stopped abruptly and the eager light faded from his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
9  She insisted that Scarlett go driving in the afternoons, little though Scarlett wished to expose herself to the eager curious gaze of her fellow townspeople.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
10  Only the new friends came calling in their shining carriages, anxious to tell her of their sympathy, eager to divert her with gossip about other new friends in whom she was not at all interested.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
11  She came forward smiling, eager almost, in her resolve to intercept him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
12  Well, she would not be too eager in this case; she would give her suitor a longer taste of suspense.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
13  It was as if the eager current of her being had been checked by a sudden obstacle which drove it back upon itself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
14  Under Morpeth's guidance her vivid plastic sense, hitherto nurtured on no higher food than dress-making and upholstery, found eager expression in the disposal of draperies, the study of attitudes, the shifting of lights and shadows.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
15  Happily Van Alstyne prided himself on his summing up of social aspects, and with Selden for audience was eager to show the sureness of his touch.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  The engineer was an eager participant in technical co - operation.
17  He was eager to get into politics.
18  I was eager to get back to work as soon as possible.
19  The low prices still pull in crowds of eager buyers.
20  The other banks are going to be very eager to help, provided that they see that he has a specific plan.
21  Robert was eager to talk about life in the Army.
22  He was eager to learn all she could teach him.
23  All were eager to get a slice of Hong Kong's first privatized utility - its underground Mass Transit Railway system.
24  Miss Temple had always something of serenity in her air, of state in her mien, of refined propriety in her language, which precluded deviation into the ardent, the excited, and the eager.
25  They did not hang Lady Jane Grey; they beheaded her. "Off with her head!" cried the Duchess, eager to decapitate poor Alice.
26  There were also 125 reporters, eager to witness the launch of New York police department's Operation Corral – an acronym for Computer Oriented Retrieval of Auto Larcenists.
27  Of course the objection wrought my eagerness to a climax: gratified it must be, and that without delay; and I told him so.
28  Rochester has been favored with the most lively and the most continuous? The eagerness of a listener quickens the tongue of a narrator.
29  The settlements show the eagerness of bank executives to end one of the last big legal cases dogging the industry.
30  I shall await your answer to my letter with eagerness.