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  • He shot a keen look at me. (10)
  • Cry of keen foreboding song! (10)
  • Old Jolyon lifted his keen eyes. (8)
  • Her keen instinct served her so far. (22)
  • But anything new and keen gets sat on. (8)
  • He had a fine tact and a keen intuition. (10)
  • They were, indeed, preternaturally keen and alert. (1)
  • The annotations show his keen philological interest. (14)
  • How expect keen farming to start from such an example? (8)
  • Moved by the keen hunger of his eyes, Polly hesitated. (10)
  • I feel the same keen delight in intellectual dexterity. (10)
  • Your wits were sufficiently keen for you to remember that? (8)
  • A keen glance or a practised touch revealed all blemishes. (21)
  • Sir James had small grey whiskers and a carved, keen visage. (8)
  • Then, she saw him looking at her critically with his keen eyes. (8)
  • A keen intentness suddenly fixed them, and he dropped his head. (10)
  • My guardian will be awfully keen for you to come and stay with us. (8)
  • Miss Dryfoos had keen black eyes, and her hair was intensely black. (9)
  • He was at times a keen observer of nature and again not, apparently. (9)
  • So keen was the glad expression of her face, that Weisspriess looked up. (10)
  • The chairman lanced a keen light at him from beneath his bushy eyebrows. (10)
  • At any rate, Rose is satisfied, and her self-love makes her a keen critic. (10)
  • His eyelids droop slightly, but his eyes are keen and his expression astute. (8)
  • Thereanon the keen passions clapped wing, Fixed eye, and the world was prey. (10)
  • The keen old man might say nothing, but he would think contemptuous thoughts. (13)
  • To his wonderfully keen sense of defect, it seemed little short of marvellous. (8)
  • Nick is the wicketkeeper of the Beckley eleven; long-limbed, wiry, keen of eye. (10)
  • The keen eye of the general manager follows the parade on its tortuous journey. (21)
  • The trees all stood white to the north; the ground glittered; the cold was keen. (10)
  • Now and then the tremolo of a bluebird shook in the tender light and the keen air. (9)
  • It was not without a gulp that I escaped into the streets and the keen morning air. (2)
  • At first she could have sobbed with the keen anguish that instantaneously beset her. (10)
  • The likeness between them was, she felt, too flamingly keen to be looked at further. (10)
  • Keen, poignant agonies seemed to shoot from his neck downward through every fibre of his body and limbs. (1)
  • The keen sensations of a return to health amid unwonted scenes made things magical to her. (10)
  • Her instinct was alarmed, and the instinct in such matters of this excellent woman was keen. (8)
  • Flushing slightly and giving him a keen look, Hilary passed down the stairs without replying. (8)
  • Sana queried, showing keen joy at the prospect of scotching such a reptile on the lonely height. (10)
  • He had tossed her to Vernon in his mind, not only painlessly, but with a keen acid of satisfaction. (10)
  • They were men of keen commercial instincts, evidenced by the fact that they had accumulated wealth. (16)
  • He was too sympathetic not to have a keen apprehension of a state of hostility in one whom he loved. (10)
  • His uncle looked through him with his keen, half-suffering glance, and up went the corners of his mouth. (8)
  • The skirmishers, without orders, against orders, are going forward at a keen run, like hounds unleashed. (1)
  • Bruin has been elevated to a state of intelligence which seems to give him keen enjoyment of bear humor. (21)
  • Wilfrid had the sagacity to perceive, and the keen apprehension of ridicule to shrink from, the picture. (10)
  • Her keen apprehension of the price payable for his benevolent intentions caught scent of them in the air. (10)
  • To know her flesh so pure, so keen her sense, That she does penance now for no offence, Save against Love. (10)
  • Keen at her Mistress glanced Iambe: rays From the Great Mother came: Her lips were opened wide; the curse was rent. (10)
  • The drivers are informed of the change, but it is left to their keen perceptions to make the trip by the shortest route. (21)
  • So her keen intellect saw it; and her young blood (for the youthful are thus divided) thrilled in thinking it must be love! (10)
  • He had a fine color, and his eyes, as keen as they were kind, twinkled restlessly above the wholesome russet-red of his cheeks. (9)
  • He could not help filling the book full with his abundant vitality and his keen observation of the islands and the beachcombers. (2)
  • Mrs. Pasmer was one of those ladies who in any finality have a keen retrovision of all the advantages of a different conclusion. (9)
  • Doubtless Mr. James does not mean to satirize such Americans, but it is interesting to note how they strike such a keen observer. (9)
  • She was a slender, short old woman, with an ivory-coloured face, a thin nose, and keen eyes half-veiled by delicate wrinkled lids. (8)
  • The sweet, keen breeze made me shiver, and the northern sky, from which my blinding southern sun was blazing, was as hard as sapphire. (9)
  • The hearts of the lovers were chilled, not that they perceived any malice in the Countess, but their keen instincts felt an evil fate. (10)
  • From the fact that they offended their keen critical taste, moreover, they were targets to the shaft that wounds more fatally than all. (10)
  • They come from farm and merchandise and from seats of learning and courts of justice, and find keen enjoyment in the sights and sounds. (21)
  • Perhaps love played his tune so well because their natures had unblunted edges, and were keen for bliss, confiding in it as natural food. (10)
  • Emilia walked hurriedly, with her head bent, like a penitent: now and then peeping up and breathing to the keen scent of the tender ferns. (10)
  • He knew exactly the method of fighting which Angelo must adopt, and he saw that his adversary was supple, and sinewy, and very keen of eye. (10)
  • I paced the ramparts, eyeing them, breathing the keen salt of thundering waves, until they were robbed of their magic by the coloured Fast. (10)
  • These Sunday morning railroad pilgrimages carry the circus through all climates and localities and, unless too protracted, afford a sense of keen enjoyment. (21)
  • All her dejection, and feverish uncertainty were gone; she felt keen, fresh, terribly hungry, and stealing into the dark dining-room, began rummaging for food. (8)
  • Highly cultivated in literature, philosophy and poetry, he possessed a keen and discerning critical taste, and a literary style that was picturesque and eloquent. (3)

Also see sentences for: acute, alert, astute, attentive, cutting, nipping, penetrating.

Definition of keen:

  • keen, kn, adj. eager: sharp, having a fine edge: piercing: acute of mind: penetrating: intense. | adv. keen’ly. | n. keen’ness. (0) | keen, kn, n. a lamentation over the dead. | v.i. to wail over the dead. | n. keen’er, a professional mourner. (0)

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