I am keenly aware that such a view might be perceived by some as having a good dose of paranoia of my own.
But the Obama administration is keenly aware of the French business outreach to Tehran.
But when she returned home to the U.S., the keenly inquisitive Kavita decided to think of other applications for the concoction.
We are keenly aware of him; he was oblivious to the possibility of our existence.
What they found in test screenings was that children are keenly unaware of global boundaries.
And yet I had been keenly on the look-out for such buildings for several years.
How often and how keenly I have thought of this I will not say.
Madden looked at him keenly, making a swift appraisal which had in it something of the nature of a readjustment.
He knew he was homely, but never before had he felt it quite so keenly.
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.