Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With sharpness or keenness; bitterly; keenly.
  • In an eager manner; with ardor or vehemence; with keen desire, as for the attainment of something sought or pursued; with avidity or zeal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In an eager manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an eager manner.
  • adverb Anxiously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with eagerness; in an eager manner

Etymologies

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eager +‎ -ly.

Examples

  • Students who had been successful during the term eagerly flipped through their portfolios, pointing out all of their good grades.

    Sara Vogel: Beyond Damage Control: Equipping Parents With Real Tools to Support Their Children in Mexico

  • Students who had been successful during the term eagerly flipped through their portfolios, pointing out all of their good grades.

    Sara Vogel: Beyond Damage Control: Equipping Parents With Real Tools to Support Their Children in Mexico

  • When Dewey's name was officially placed in nomination at the GOP convention in Philadelphia that year, he was hailed as "American's greatest administrator" -- a label eagerly slapped on Romney today by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

    CNN.com

  • Heavy Rain is a title eagerly awaited by a certain kind of "serious" video game player.

    G4 TV - TheFeed

  • You tuck in eagerly, buttery pastry flaking into your lap, as the sun rises and burns night from the sky - as the night's fog dissipates, rolls back into the sea.

    Sunday morning miscellany

  • They dived in eagerly, keen to grab the best titles and within minutes were being read to by Christina and Juana, two of the project leaders.

    Boing Boing

  • “Hi, Jake!” she called eagerly as she ran up the embankment to the road.

    BLOWN AWAY!

  • “Hi, Jake!” she called eagerly as she ran up the embankment to the road.

    BLOWN AWAY!

  • “Hi, Jake!” she called eagerly as she ran up the embankment to the road.

    BLOWN AWAY!

  • And I was weak a little with the tumult and force of my emotion; but in a moment I called eagerly with my brain-elements to

    The Night Land

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  • "I can see so far from way up here!" said Tom eagerly.

    August 8, 2009