in a way that shows keen interest or fervent, often impatient desire or feeling: On my first visit, the receptionist eagerly gave me a tour of the facilities, enthusiastically pointing out all the state-of-the-art equipment.
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How to use eagerly in a sentence
During the campaign, Emhoff was an indefatigable campaign surrogate, so eager to raise his hand to help that campaign staff often found themselves looking for more he could do, rather than pleading with him to add something to his schedule.
The veterans themselves are eager to have someone else to see.One man’s urgent mission: Photographing World War II veterans before they’re gone | Jessica Contrera | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had no regulatory power and was sometimes disregarded by local and state governments eager to reopen.These venues are high-risk areas for spreading the coronavirus, model suggests | Ben Guarino, Joel Achenbach | November 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Not least of which because it will be near-impossible to get one in the next month or so, making the possibility of unwrapping a PS5 a remote one for eager youths.Review: Sony’s PlayStation 5 is here, but next-generation gaming is still on its way | Devin Coldewey | November 6, 2020 | TechCrunch
For marketplaces that find traction, investors are eager to fund them.Vertical marketplaces are the next hot investment area as DTC brands look for more places to sell online | Anna Hensel | November 6, 2020 | Digiday
Up and down the plane I heard the slap of blinders yanked down over the windows while the rest of us eagerly took in the view.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
For the past four years it is one of the books that I most eagerly await.
The rally had been eagerly attended, was sporadically enthusiastic, and left almost no impression once it was over.
I entered the metal gates to an open courtyard full of inmates eagerly waiting for their own visitors.Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison | Jason Batansky | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Ben H. Winters is out this July with the eagerly anticipated finale to his critically acclaimed The Last Policeman trilogy.
She ignored his very presence, though readily, eagerly forthcoming to the smallest sign from Tony.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
By this time a large band of natives had collected, and were gazing eagerly on the proceedings.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
As gave Tom no rest, but questioned him eagerly and continuously during the whole night about the things which concerned his soul.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
She drew one from its envelope; it was dated December 22, just two years ago to-day; she ran through it eagerly.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
Every book which fell in her way she eagerly perused, and treasured its knowledge or its literary beauties in her memory.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott