For all their optimism and eagerness to open up their lives, the Browns still tread carefully.
For the most part, and perhaps due to the unlikely success of Jersey Shore, K-Town is being met with a good deal of eagerness.
Instead, it is prideful ignorance—an eagerness to go off the fiscal cliff to show the world that gravity does not exist.
Leading House Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan, have trumpeted their eagerness to force a budget sequester in March.
But this eagerness to buy, buy, buy also helped the country maintain its technological leadership.
Jean sprang forward, all eagerness, her eyes on the magic apparition.
Obstacles will only increase his eagerness and multiply his artifices.
Some of them went over the table in their eagerness to investigate.
But the eagerness was all gone from his, and only the pallor left.
We are not repelled much by his eagerness to refute and maltreat his opponent.
late 13c., "strenuous, ardent, fierce, angry," from Old French aigre "sour, acid; harsh, bitter, rough; eager greedy; lively, active, forceful," from Latin acrem (nominative acer) "keen, sharp, pointed, piercing; acute, ardent, zealous" (see acrid).
Meaning "full of keen desire" (early 14c.) seems to be peculiar to English. The English word kept an alternative meaning of "pungent, sharp-edged" till 19c. (e.g. Shakespeare's "The bitter clamour of two eager tongues," in "Richard II"). Related: Eagerly; eagerness.