keenly keenly  /ˈkin li/


  • (adv) in a keen and discriminating manner


  1. Asashoryu feels keenly the burden of his homeland's expectations.
  2. Unlike most children, Prime Minister Abdul Rahman was keenly aware that his new toy was breakable.
  3. Some voters are keenly aware of what's at stake in the yet unscheduled polls.


  1. USM Elite Camp puts top talent on display

    Joye Lee-McNelis sits quietly in a strategic spot at Green Coliseum, keenly watching two courts where the action is fast and furious.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hattiesburg American

  2. Forex - Pound steady vs. dollar as U.S. data eyed - The pound was little changed against the dollar on Thursday ahead of the release of keenly awaited U.S. data as uncertainty over Federal Reserve stimulus plans roiled markets.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. 2 Chainz Learns That You Can’t Check Your Pot at the Airport

    We’re all keenly aware of the list of things that you can’t take on a flight, but tonight, rapper 2 Chainz realized that there are some things you can’t put in your checked luggage either. Namely, drugs. Just three days after reportedly being robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco (or ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. "In fact, protecting the population inevitably requires killing, capturing, or turning the insurgents. Our forces have been doing that, and we will continue to do that. I am keenly aware of concerns by some of our troopers on the ground about the...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: Washington Post

  2. "We decided to build the Camry hybrid in Australia because Australians are keenly aware of environmental issues including global warming," Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe told a news conference in Nagoya, central Japan, attended by visiting...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Katsuaki Watanabe Source: Reuters

  3. Air Chief Marshal Stirrup said: "Our armed forces in Afghanistan have taken some very sad casualties over the last several days. We feel each loss keenly and our hearts go out to the bereaved families, to those who have been wounded and their loved...
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Jock Stirrup Source:

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