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Keen

(kēn),
William W., U.S. surgeon, 1837-1932. See: Keen operation.
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The second course was so equal that the keenest judges could not discern any vantage.
I insisted on travelling or loafing with the livest, keenest men, and it was just these live, keen ones that did most of the drinking.
I declare, we old 'uns are the keenest sportsmen of the lot!'
He dined with the old man, and talked to him about his family affairs, taking the keenest interest in them, and told him about his own affairs and all the circumstances that could be of interest to the old man.
The thing in my life which brings me the keenest regret is that my work in connection with public affairs keeps me for so much of the time away from my family, where, of all places in the world, I delight to be.
Your recent visit to your old home in our midst awoke within us the keenest regret that we were not permitted to hear you and render some substantial aid to your work, before you left for Europe.
Near that brick grave there was a tomb erected, very soon after the flood, for two bodies that were found in close embrace; and it was visited at different moments by two men who both felt that their keenest joy and keenest sorrow were forever buried there.
The man stopped eating, and regarded me with the keenest scrutiny and the greatest surprise.
Thought was arrested by utter bewilderment, now its old narrow pathway was closed, and affection seemed to have died under the bruise that had fallen on its keenest nerves.
He heard me with the keenest interest, and when I had done he patted me on the head.
It could not be unknown to them that the hopes and expectations of the great body of citizens, throughout this great empire, were turned with the keenest anxiety to the event of their deliberations.
IT WOULD seem that even the keenest Brexiteers don't like the compromise the Government has come up with for exiting the European Union.