Of the two, Harry was the keener to get the relationship going again.
He is single, claiming not to be good at relationships, and keener to focus on work.
But Tóibín was keener on blogging which he compared to the thriving pamphlet industry during the 18th Century.
Back then—as now—Sharron Angle was a crusader, keener said, and her greatest joy came from her faith.
When I interviewed him in 1998, he was keener to talk about Iranian nukes than checkpoints in the West Bank.
He closed his eyes, rubbed them, and took another and a keener survey.
Rather, the better and saintlier that they are, the keener do they feel their fallings off from it.
Other and keener and more knowledgeable minds than mine or yours will some day bring him back to us again.
The apprehensions of the Arabs became keener and keener after this discovery.
Other things being equal (though they almost never are), woman has keener insight into the spirit and motives than has man.
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.