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Keen

(kēn),
William W., U.S. surgeon, 1837-1932. See: Keen operation.
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Darcy's shameful boast of what misery he had been able to inflict gave her a keener sense of her sister's sufferings.
Soon the equipage began to ascend to higher ground, and the wind grew keener with the change of level and soil.
Philip's sense of humour was growing keener with advancing years.
No schoolboy counting the lagging hours that must pass before the beginning of "long vacation" released him to the delirious joys of the sum-mer camp could have been filled with greater im-patience or keener anticipation.
He had been well trained and long trained, for with no sound even to Nalasu's ears keener than seeing men's ears, he followed the direction of the arrow's impact against the tree and brought the arrow back in his mouth.
Indeed, the sensations of pleasure it gives are much more constant as well as much keener, than those which that blind lady bestows; nature having wisely contrived, that some satiety and languor should be annexed to all our real enjoyments, lest we should be so taken up by them, as to be stopt from further pursuits.
She marketed with a keener desire for the best, though never ignoring the need for economy.
Or is there really something in him which answers to the yearning that I have for a little human sympathy--the yearning, which has survived the solitude and persecution of many years; which seems to grow keener and keener, as the time comes nearer and nearer when I shall endure and feel no more?
He doesn't know my secret.' He seemed conscious of possessing a keener power of enjoyment than other people; his quick recognitions made him frantically impatient of deliberate judgments.
Their vision was keener than man's; Ahab could discover no sign in the sea.
I think Henrique, now, has a keener sense of the beauty of truth, from seeing lying and deception the universal badge of slavery."
"Premiums had been going up since 1980 and controlling them was not high on state agencies' radar screens," says Keener, who first started working with the state in 1986 as a claims manager in the Division of Risk Management.