The details of each candidate's health care platform will matter a lot less than the candidate's eagerness for the fight.
For all their optimism and eagerness to open up their lives, the Browns still tread carefully.
For that, we need great mentoring resources, an eagerness to fail and learn from those failures, and an awful lot of time.
Leading House Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan, have trumpeted their eagerness to force a budget sequester in March.
Instead, it is prideful ignorance—an eagerness to go off the fiscal cliff to show the world that gravity does not exist.
Jean sprang forward, all eagerness, her eyes on the magic apparition.
It was a thrilling moment, and Clif was trembling with eagerness.
Some of them went over the table in their eagerness to investigate.
Some of the people attempted, in their eagerness, to jump in.
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.