Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. egre, sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer, sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. highest, extreme, Skr. ara, point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp,. Cf. Acrid Edge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aigre—L. acer, acris, sharp.
His gaze returned with a certain steadfast eagerness to the hill and camp beyond.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He smiled as he saw my eagerness.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
His hunger made him very eager to reach Susan's as soon as possible.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
With intense eagerness we looked towards the spot whence the rocket had ascended.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
How eagerly we watched what was being done.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Senhor Silva and the captain of the schooner were walking up and down the deck conversing eagerly.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now came the order we had been long eagerly looking for, to embark forthwith for the Crimea.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
The king would allow no one to take the sword from him, but as soon as he reached the deck, eagerly advanced towards Lord Howe.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were fur-traders on the way and soon everything would be stirring with eager business.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It had all been as rapid as the irreversible mingling of waters, for even the eager and jealous Bardo had not become impatient.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Youth with hope or passion pale,
Youth with eager eyes,
Taught he that the Holy Grail
Was the only prize.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
Hope and haste and eager thrill
Turned to sorrowing wail:
Hid he held it deeper still,
Took with him the Grail.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
And a woman, thin and eager,
Tossed upon a litter low,
Lifting up large eyes of fever,
With a look of angry woe.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
See the prancing steed is foaming,
Eager to enjoy the strife;
As it is in exact keeping
With the habits of his life.
"On The Times" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
The fond impatience of his breast
'Twas all in vain to hide,
But she his eager suit represt
With modest maiden pride.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
His unkempt hair all matted hung
His shaggy shoulders round;
His eager eye all fiery glow'd;
His face with fury frown'd.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
An exception is Susan Campbell, whose memoir, Dating Jesus, chronicles her upbringing as an eager fundamentalist in the Missouri Ozarks during the '70s.
PHILLIES NOTES Manuel eager to get a look at Ruf.
Howard eager to get going .
Bolstered by a new five-year contract, Colorado Ballet artistic director Gil Boggs is eager to pursue such big-ticket initiatives as commissioning a story ballet and showcasing the company in New York City.
Youngsters would come up to him, eager to say "hi", eager to talk with him, eager to listen to anything he had to say.
Thursday at midnight is the day "Twilight" fans have both eagerly anticipated and feared.
Two Christian missionaries say they're eager to return to Africa -- when it's safe.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Jenison High School freshmen Keaton Spielmaker eagerly donned his waders and boots, entered the Grand River and released two cups of the Chinook salmon he and his biology classmates raised from eggs.
I don't like waiting for things that I am eagerly anticipating.
They eagerly anticipated the spring's first shipment of annual color and would spend hours planting, watering, weeding and rhapsodizing about the results.
After all that time, Lagwagon made its return to Cleveland to find a crowd that was more than eager for their performance.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – Last winter, Disney's power Michaels, Eisner and Ovitz, were eager to get a big star onto their newly purchased network, ABC.
GÜNTER GRASS wrote a poem restating the widely held assumption that Israel has nuclear weapons and alleging its eagerness to attack Iran is a threat to world peace.
Haith eager to see newcomers in action.
Haith is eager to test drive new roster in Europe.
The next ARENA conference with new results is eagerly awaited.
Radio Detection of Particles from the Cosmos
Elementary particle physicists are eagerly awaiting the ﬁrst messages from the LHC which, if we are lucky, will signal not only the discovery of the Higgs but also the existence of a deﬁnitive new physics beyond the Standard Model (SM) of elementary interactions of quarks and leptons.
Messages on Flavour Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Norval’s knowledge of physics seems to be outdone only by his eagerness to pass it on.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
Results from the ﬁnal HERA data sets are very eagerly anticipated.
Photon 2009 - Experimental Summary
Nevertheless, precision can still be improved here, and the ﬁnal publications from H1 and ZEUS as well as data combinations are eagerly anticipated and needed.
Diffraction and Vector Mesons Working Group Summary