Examples of eager in a Sentence
… wine connoisseurs eager to visit cellars and late-fall pilgrims seeking the increasingly rare white truffle … —Corby Kummer, Atlantic, August 2000
… so many religions were steeped in an absolutist frame of mind—each convinced that it alone had a monopoly on the truth and therefore eager for the state to impose this truth on others. —Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, 1996
She was eager to get started.
The crowd was eager for more.
Recent Examples of eager from the Web
Many Virginia militiamen refused to turn out, eager to protect their families.
Michelle was always eager to follow in her footsteps.
Had the president’s lawyers, so eager to curb his stream-of-consciousness missives, tackled the commander in chief under the cover of night?
Back in the summer of 2010, a few months prior to her shoes hitting store shelves, Ivanka Trump held court at Trump Tower in New York, hosting retail buyers and members of the press eager for a look at her new collection.
About 1 a.m. three Fridays ago, Republicans in the State Senate were eager to approve a budget and adjourn for the weekend.
At least two commissioners, Russell and Frank Carollo, are eager to be rid of Flagstone.
Scientists are eager to see, over time, whether these super cyclones are stable or dynamic.
Russia is eager to secure mineral and energy mining rights in the Arctic, in areas becoming more accessible as global warming reduces the amount of pack ice.
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Origin and Etymology of eager
Middle English egre, from Anglo-French egre, aigre, from Latin acer — more at edge
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of eager
EAGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eager for English Language Learners
: very excited and interested : feeling a strong and impatient desire to do something or for something
EAGER Defined for Kids
Definition of eager for Students
: very excited and interested … bright eager eyes were looking up into hers … — Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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