eager


eager
01. I'm quite [eager] to start my new job.
02. The kids [eagerly] packed their bags for their trip to Disneyland.
03. The children were really [eager] to see their grandmother after she came home from the hospital.
04. My teenage son's [eagerness] to go camping with us really surprised me.
05. I'm [eager] to find out who will win the lottery today.
06. We're [eager] to see our new nephew. He was born yesterday in Olympia.
07. With the success of their first album, the band is [eager] to get into the studio to begin work on their next album.
08. After losing the game in overtime, the team is [eager] for a rematch.
09. We're all [eager] to know what Shelley said when Bob asked her to marry him.
10. The dog waited [eagerly] by the door for his nightly walk.
11. A Greek writer once suggested that when a man is willing and [eager], the gods join in.
12. The kids were [eager] to learn how to ski, so we decided to put them in lessons.
13. All the children are [eagerly] awaiting the start of summer vacation.
14. Someone once joked, "What is it about a fire that makes it so [eager] to start in a forest, and so reluctant to start in a fireplace?"
15. In March of the year 978, St. Edward the Martyr, King of the English, was murdered on the orders of his stepmother, who was [eager] to see her son Ethelred crowned.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Eager — Ea ger, a. [OE. egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. ? highest, extreme, Skr. a?ra point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp. Cf. {Acrid}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp; sour; acid. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eager — ist der Name folgender Personen: Allen Eager (1927–2003), US amerikanischer Jazzsaxophonist Ben Eager (* 1984), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Vince Eager (* 1940), britischer Pop Musiker Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eager — eager, avid, keen, anxious, agog, athirst mean actuated by a strong and urgent desire or interest. Eager implies ardor and, often, enthusiasm; it frequently also connotes impatience {it is not a life for fiery and dominant natures, eager to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Eager — can mean *an enthusiasm to do something *Eager (band) *Eager (novel) …   Wikipedia

  • eager — (adj.) late 13c., strenuous, ardent, fierce, angry, from O.Fr. aigre sour, acid; harsh, bitter, rough; eager greedy; lively, active, forceful, from L. acrem (nom. acer) keen, sharp, pointed, piercing; acute, ardent, zealous (see ACRID (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • eager — eager1 [ē′gər] adj. [ME egre < OFr aigre < L acer, sharp, acute, ardent, eager: see ACID] 1. feeling or showing keen desire; impatient or anxious to do or get; ardent 2. Archaic sharp; keen eagerly adv. eagerness n. SYN. EAGER1 implies… …   English World dictionary

  • Eager — Ea ger, n. Same as {Eagre}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eager — I adjective agressive, alacritous, ambitious, anxious, appetent, ardent, aspiring, assiduous, athirst, avid, avidus, bent upon, covetous, craving, desirous, diligent, disposed, earnest, enthusiastic, excited, fanatic, fanatical, fervent, fervidus …   Law dictionary

  • eager — [adj] anxious, enthusiastic acquisitive, agog, ambitious, antsy, appetent, ardent, athirst, avid, breathless, champing at the bit*, covetous, craving, desiring, desirous, dying to, earnest, fervent, fervid, greedy, gung ho*, hankering, heated,… …   New thesaurus

  • eager — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strongly wanting to do or have. 2) keenly expectant or interested. DERIVATIVES eagerly adverb eagerness noun. ORIGIN originally also in the sense «pungent, sour»: from Old French aigre keen , from Latin acer sharp, pungent …   English terms dictionary


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