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Keen

(kēn),
William W., U.S. surgeon, 1837-1932. See: Keen operation.
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What little we learned, was usually in the course of play, and was due to our curiosity and keenness of appreciation.
His battles with elemental nature had been, in a way, impersonal; his present battles were wholly with the males of his species, and the hardships of the trail, the river, and the frost marred him far less than the bitter keenness of the struggle with his fellows.
He opened up his heart to Martin, showed with what keenness and with what enormous planning he had made the store.
The Master of Ballantrae') is perfect; his portrayal of men (he almost never attempted women) is equally certain; his style has no superior in English; and his delicate sensibility and keenness of observation render him a master of description.
This was no better preparation than a round of social cheerfulness: perhaps it even increased the keenness of his sensibility.
The good effect of this politic course was demonstrated by the speedy arrive of a small pewter pyramid, curously constructed of platters and covers, whereof the boiled-beef-plates formed the base, and a foaming quart-pot the apex; the structure being resolved into its component parts afforded all things requisite and necessary for a hearty meal, to which Mr Swiveller and his friend applied themselves with great keenness and enjoyment.
Before they had proceeded many rods, the Indians stopped, and appeared to gaze at some signs on the earth with more than their usual keenness.
The minister praised the strong amicable fraternal relations thanks to the two leadership's keenness on bolstering them in various fields.
During the meeting, Shoukry hailed the deeply-rooted relations binding Egypt and Lockheed Martin, affirming the country's keenness on maintaining the level of relations and cooperation with the company, said the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) -- Jordan confirmed its full support for Iraq and its keenness to push forward bilateral relations in various fields.
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa reiterated the government's keenness to support small and medium enterprises, underlining their crucial role in strengthening national economy and creating jobs.
The move comes from the keenness of the council to improve the performance of Omani teachers and to promote and upgrade the teaching profession.