Fans are so eager for a Serenity sequel that rumors keep returning even at the slightest mention.
With no premiere date in sight, eager readers have gotten creative.
The owners of the hotel where I stayed were Yezidis, eager to talk about their religion.
Many are evangelicals, eager to broadcast, in word or on T-shirts, their beliefs.
A hostile Syria will find many allies in Lebanon eager to turn on Hizbullah.
I needed no orders, for I was only too eager to tell everything I saw.
But he was too eager and wide awake just then to wish to take it.
In front of the house Porphyrius and Karnis were standing in eager colloquy.
By it the eager cadet could see his rescuer, and he stared anxiously.
He needs me, she said, at length, looking up into his eager eyes.
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.