keenness keenness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a quick and penetrating intelligence
  2. (n) a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
  3. (n) thinness of edge or fineness of point

Usage(s):

  1. Keith Moon, their great drummer, had taken some of the band's careening keenness with him when he died in 1978.
  2. Then they discovered the book in a sealed box and began hailing her for the keenness of her third eye.
  3. There was a keenness in the face, too, that most artists missed.

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  1. Mr Lambert said: "Of course, businesses don't expect graduates to arrive on day one fully trained, but what they do value in graduates are their people skills, a focus on the customer and a keenness to solve problems."
    on Mar 27, 2009 By: Richard Lambert Source: Gradplus.com

  2. Asked if there was still a role for Adam at Ibrox, Smith said: "Of course there is. He played in the game on Saturday. Unfortunately for us, he was ill. Such was his keenness to play that he didn't mention it. There was a little bit of sickness on...
    on Dec 30, 2008 By: Walter Smith Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Keegan said: "I had no problems putting David Edgar in. He had a little bit of an iffy start, to be fair, trying to win a couple of balls that Franz Beckenbauer in his prime wouldn't have tried to win. But that's just keenness. After that, the...
    on Apr 6, 2008 By: Kevin Keegan Source: Teamtalk.com

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