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excessively eager or keen: overeager supporters
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • The chief rule is not to be overeager in getting at the desired secret.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • They were overeager to contact the fighters and one of them caught a crossfire as he roared in.

    A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F. Rutherford G. Montgomery
  • Comus, the trierarch, was overeager, or he would have remembered that which he seemed to have forgotten.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Soldiers with purses filled with promises are not overeager to face skilled marksmen.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn

    Harold MacGrath
  • The outsiders, nervous and overeager, were making their bids for the purse, and making them too soon.

    Old Man Curry

    Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

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