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.
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The millennials also happen to be bright as buttons, more culturally savvy than any previous generation, and impressively eager to learn (most of them).
As the youngest member of the wolfpack, Seth Clearwater was the eager pup of the group.
Other funny characters in the play are the neurotic Charlotte and her domination of husband Theodore, who is eager to please his wife and in-laws.
The European Council is not eager to give an inch in these talks, and may be tempted to ensure that Brexit is so painful for the U.K. that no other member state dares to try it.
Gary Common Council President Ronald Brewer said council members were eager to find ways to bring outside help from Lake County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police to Gary, and the council discussed the matter at its Tuesday meeting.
The cities that made the final cut meet the interests of all different types of people, from lakeside loungers (Traverse City, Michigan) to sunrise-seekers eager to see the first sunrise in the U.S. (Bar Harbor, Maine).
One reason analysts have been eager to see Walmart expand its e-commerce initiatives is that the company has a vast network of storefronts that could easily be multipurposed to serve as distribution facilities.
But, showing the quality of any good scientist, Savery was eager to improve upon his machine with others and later contributed to surpassing his invention with the first steam engine, invented by Thomas Newcomen in 1712.
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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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