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  • adjective Overly keen.


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  • Reading the entire libretto is probably a little overkeen, but there are plenty of books and websites offering you synopses.

    How to survive your first opera

  • The Purley Way is another symbol of twenty-first-century Britain, engineering plants having been replaced with a row of vast oblong stores where people spend their Sundays trying to buy settees or inkjet printers from overkeen young black men in their twenties wearing crisp red shirts.

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  • I suspect big John won't be overkeen to make the visit though...

    Equal Opportunities

  • When they are restrained by obligation or environment they become a little overkeen at bridge, or take the wrong sables, or stuff a gold-backed brush into a muff at

    When a Man Marries

  • Devoted as he was to Joyselle and to his music, the little boy's passion for knowledge of all kinds seemed to increase, and there was in his small, pale, pointed face a strained, overkeen look that troubled his sister at times.

    The Halo

  • Julia because they were not overkeen about each other's society.

    The Market-Place

  • Insiders close to Emma Watson - Hermione out of the Harry Potter films - have stated that the elfin actress with the jazzy new short haircut probably wouldn't be overkeen on being vajazzled. : Spoof News : Front Page

  • After retracing our steps the next morning, the dude behind the counter said I should come back after 3 pm as it was still too early ... sigh ... he didn't seem overkeen to be doing business! Recent Updates

  • Both of these latter two are in many ways very admirable, but do seem to be overkeen to prove themselves as tough guys and truth tellers at times.

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  • Zac Efron has revealed he has a way of escaping the paparazzi and overkeen fans - he drives to a secret studio in Los Angeles and ducks inside.



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