in a way or to a degree that is very sharply or distinctly felt: As a husband and father, he is keenly aware of the risks inherent in his new construction job.
in a way that shows great mental perceptiveness or insight: He showed foreign policy savvy and an ability to keenly analyze both sides of an issue.
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How to use keenly in a sentence
Every level must be approached with caution and keen situational awareness.‘Demon’s Souls’ review: The ideal PlayStation 5 launch game | Gene Park | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
The book arrays random but potent images in a way that recalls surrealism, which was keen on dream logic, but also mid-20th-century pop culture.In the galleries: The Washington colorists and the CIA | Mark Jenkins | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
People in my hometown definitely don’t fall into the stereotype of knuckle-tatted, beanie-wearing “foragers,” but they’re pretty keen on the good mushroom spots.
In addition to the app, Mini Money Management plans to launch classes and workshops for both children and adults keen to learn more about financial literacy.Will the Pandemic Teach American Kids Financial Literacy? | Charu Kasturi | November 12, 2020 | Ozy
The nonprofit is also keen on making its work inclusive with sessions on LGBTQ relationships, abuse in relationships with disabled partners and using the signs of relationship violence to deconstruct racial discrimination.Yeardley Love’s mother has spent a decade working to end relationship abuse | Taylor DeVille | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Hildebrand was keenly aware of the grievous failures of Christians under Nazism.
This has made us keenly aware of the pain of being demonized simply for our faith.
But as we are all keenly aware, fate had far different plans.
I am keenly aware that such a view might be perceived by some as having a good dose of paranoia of my own.Even After Hobby Lobby, the Religious Right is Still Terrified | Gene Robinson | July 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Psych was a show always keenly aware of its spot in the pop culture universe.I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale | Chancellor Agard | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her pulse was beneath his fingers, and with every stroke of it he felt more keenly the mystery and cruelty of life.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He paused again, regarded the spot in the carpet before him very keenly and then arose.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
He shook Nejdi into a canter, drew his sword, and looked keenly ahead for the first sign of those who would bar his path.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
On hearing him her eyes wandered toward where he stood, and regarded him keenly for a moment.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
Considering that Maude did not profess to love her husband very much, it was astonishing how keenly she felt this.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood