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ee ger nuhs

  • n  a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
  • n  prompt willingness
    they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel

  • The Senate select committee on intelligence activities last week filled out the dismaying record of Hoover's eagerness to curry favor with Presidents by using agents of the .
  • Now, Rodriguez's eagerness to protect his case officers has landed him, and others at the CIA, in serious trouble.
  • While the discrepancies do not, on their own, discredit Clarke's larger arguments, they do raise questions about whether Clarke's eagerness to publicize his story and rip the Bush .
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  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Tacoma News Tribune
  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Mona Charen via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 18, 2013 - NBC NEWS

  • Robert Gates in ABC News
    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,...
  • Brian Lawton in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    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...

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