eagerness eagerness  /ˈi ɡər nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
  2. (n) prompt willingness

Usage(s):

  1. Now, Rodriguez's eagerness to protect his case officers has landed him, and others at the CIA, in serious trouble.
  2. The sexual eagerness, briefly, occasionally stayed by guilty hesitations between Jenna and her doctor is nicely judged and played with great brio.
  3. The eagerness of many women to cure his headaches may have stretched the legend beyond reality.

News

  1. Hey, Johnny Football, try a mile in Steve Gleason’s shoes

    Johnny Manziel, who has three years of college eligibility remaining, and Steve Gleason, who might have three years of life remaining, have nothing in common aside from a love of football and an eagerness – reiterated last weekend – to share their private thoughts with a public audience.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  2. Thrifty says offer of free rental car was mistake

    Thrifty Car Rental says it's sorry, but many customers who were offered a free one-day rental won't be getting that after all. The company says the offer was intended for a select group of top customers but was sent accidentally to many other people. "We're very sorry for any confusion our eagerness may have caused," the chain, which is owned by Hertz Global Holdings Inc., told customers by e ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. The Unmentionable Injustice

    In the weeks before the Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of Obamacare, the country trembled with anticipation. No such eagerness is evident now — yet the court is again poised to rattle our world. The case of Fisher v. Texas could upend the system of racial preferences in use throughout American higher education.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Mona Charen via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Gates said he would make clear to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other political leaders that "our continued eagerness for them to proceed and successfully conclude some of this legislation" considered essential to reconciling Shiites,...
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: ABC News

  2. "It is obvious to all of our staff in a brief period of time that Steven is a very special young man with great potential. His work ethic and eagerness to learn have been very impressive," Lightning vice president of hockey operations Brian...
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Brian Lawton Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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