Ben is keenly aware of everything that goes on around him that is of a psychological nature.
As a Palestinian-American, she is keenly aware of violence to women and justice issues.
He is keenly aware he is only a rookie, only beginning to learn what it is to be a cop.
Catholics outside the West are also keenly aware of what the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life in Washington.
But the Obama administration is keenly aware of the French business outreach to Tehran.
And yet I had been keenly on the look-out for such buildings for several years.
With narrow, alert eyes, Linda was watching, and her brain was keenly alive.
Madden looked at him keenly, making a swift appraisal which had in it something of the nature of a readjustment.
The woman was watching him keenly, beneath her lowered lashes.
A long, keenly thrilling silence followed, broken only by the sound of the younger girl's repressed weeping.
c.1200, from Old English cene "bold brave," later "clever, wise," from Proto-Germanic *kan- "be able to" (see can). Original prehistoric senses seem to have been both "brave" and "skilled;" cognate with Old Norse kænn "skillful, wise," Middle Dutch coene "bold," Dutch koen, Old High German kuon "pugnacious, strong," German kühn "bold, daring." Sense of "eager" is from mid-14c. The meaning "sharp" is peculiar to English: of blades and edges early 13c., of sounds c.1400, of eyesight c.1720. A popular word of approval in teenager and student slang from c.1900.
"lament," 1811, from Irish caoinim "I weep, wail, lament," from Old Irish coinim "I wail." Related: Keened; keening. As a noun from 1830.