The deeper into debt she fell, the more eager people seemed to lend her money.
If anything, Rove seems all the more eager to stir the pot as the 2012 race heats up and the stakes rise.
None was more eager to do honour to the new-comer than the son of their host.
"Alcibiades had a more eager curiosity than yourself," replied Eudora.
Long before he had finished both men relaxed from their more eager attention.
"I'm ready," said I, this news making me none the more eager to linger.
The dove that escaped from the Ark was not more eager to set its claws upon a branch, than we to plant our feet upon terra firma.
Ah, my poor Rose, how I should like to see you more eager and alive!
But that only made everybody the more eager to lose no hour of an enjoyment that might prove so fleeting.
She glanced at him with a more eager and girlish expression than he had yet seen on her face.
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.