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The quality of being eager or enthusiastic
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“My lord displayed a keenness and enthusiasm, in short, an appetite, which far surpassed those of the mortals left behind in his wake.”
The ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions
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“Faced with such learning and keenness of mind, we cannot help but feel quite inadequate in interpreting his philosophy.”
The ability to detect slight differences or impressions
“A cavalry horse soon acquires a keenness of smell and vision not excelled by a dog.”
Harshness or sharpness in tone, nature or character
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“He passed easily over to the subject of smoking, dwelling upon it with a keenness of wit and cutting sarcasm that placed the practice in no enviable light.”
The quality or state of being sharp and able to cut easily or effectively
“Mr. Errett's happy little thrusts show at once the skill of his hand and the keenness of his blade.”
The state or quality of being strong or intense
“But then, again, what noble thoughts came to cheer and support him as he overcame the keenness of his pain.”
The state of being cold or chilly in temperature
“Here I lay till the keenness of the frost drove me back again to the smoke.”
The state of having an affection for, or a devotion to (something)
“Wenger has always shown a keenness towards his younger players.”
The state or quality of being watchful
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A strong desire to know or learn something
The quality or characteristic of being unexpensive or affordable
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