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98 Verbs to Use for the Word eagerness

The native in the hills proved to be a good road repairer, and the boys and women showed an eagerness to earn their daily rates of pay; the men generally looked on and gave directions.

In order to betray no eagerness to get away, I offered the big Highlander a cigar from my case, and we smoked together.

Mrs. Maxa spoke of her intention of taking the child to her house and her sincere hope that there would be no objection and the ladies could feel their visitor's great eagerness manifested in her words.

I have since observed that the more a man sees of war, the less his eagerness for blood.

The guests at the hotels manifested no eagerness for such pets, but the colored bell-boys and waiters gathered about, and after a little good-humored dickering bought the entire lot, box and all, for a dollar and a half; first having pulled the little ones out between the slatsnot without some risk to both partiesto look at them and pass them round.

Every one of these attacks on the nobles was a fresh provocation to Mirabeau, and increased his eagerness to complete his reconciliation with the crown.

[Footnote 3: The object was to lessen the eagerness, on one side, for, and the opposition, on the other, to the share of representation claimed by the Southern States on account of the negroes.] WEDNESDAY, August 8, 1787.

Those who came with ticketsby far the greatest number had to pass in single file through a strong wooden maze, which restrained their eagerness, and compelled them to order.

" BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON All night long Vasda, the swiftest of Artaban's horses, had been waiting, saddled and bridled, in her stall, pawing the ground impatiently, and shaking her bit as if she shared the eagerness of her master's purpose, though she knew not its meaning.

My ears sucked it in as if it was a life line to which my soul was clinging, and I dimly understood my eagerness to catch the sounds.

We lose much because we lose avidity out of our lives, the eagerness to grasp what spiritually belongs to us,to share the universal enthusiasm, the universal hope.

The words were spoken with a calmness which failed to hide the eagerness behind them.

"I'm inclined to say the same," Tom added quietly, though his face displayed an eagerness he did not otherwise betray.

He remembered the eagerness, the enthusiasm of Shere Ali.

That the quantity is insufficient to satisfy the cravings of hunger I can myself testify, having spent a month inside one of Her Majesty's best appointed Bombay prisons, and having noted with painful surprise the eagerness with which every scrap of my own coarse brown bread, that I might leave over, was claimed and eaten by some of my hungry, low-caste fellow prisoners!

It is evident, that what Johnson did in hopes of relief, indicated an extraordinary eagerness to retard his dissolution.

This quickened his eagerness to get it publishedan eagerness only tempered by a very real fear of those knowing dogs, the critics.

" There were a number of men at work on the boat, all expressing the wildest eagerness and anxiety.

The moment's silence intensified her eagerness and hope; he felt them burning in her eyes, and would not meet their prayer again.

Ascertaining this, he was all anxiety to follow her; but, knowing how sharp are village eyes upon a stranger, he was compelled to conceal his eagerness, light another cigarette, and continue his chat.

It's fair to assume a certain eagerness on their part.

These executions did not repress the eagerness of the royalists, nor relax the vigilance of the council.

He is unhappy who has never known the eagerness of childish anticipation.

No one could resist his impetuous eagerness; every one was carried away by his unselfish and impulsive magnanimity.

The successes of the enemy on all sides, the rebellion at Lyons and Marseilles, with the increasing force of the insurgents in La Vendee, have revived our eagerness for news, and if the indifference of the French character exempt them from more patriotic sensations, it does not banish curiosity; yet an eventful crisis, which in England would draw people together, here keeps them apart.

But three years later a regiment of infantry marching to Cork for embarkation for the Continent after Bonaparte's return from Elba, roused all the eagerness of my old desires, and I volunteered for service again.

That perhaps he would even find some eagerness to take up arms and wage war against this most tyrannical king and his equally savage subjects.

One glance satisfied even her jealous eagerness.

The Greeks are really the most ancient dwellers in the region; and to their pride of race was now added a furious eagerness to prove their military power.

No action of this whole war had gained the prince so much honour, or the king's affairs so much advantage, as this, had the prince but had the power to have restrained his courage after this, and checked his fatal eagerness for fighting.

Nothing can exceed the eagerness shown by the children to be admitted, and their parents seem equally anxious to send them; with very few exceptions they come clean, and on the whole are attentive and well behaved.

Even some gleams of success which had attended the French arms in the West Indies, where the Marquis de Bouillé, the most skillful soldier of whom France at that time could boast, took one or two of the British islands, and the Count d'Estaing, whose fleet of thirty-six sail was for a short time far superior to the English force in that quarter, captured one or two more, did not diminish her eagerness for a cessation of the war.

To this copiousness of ideas, and felicity of language, he has joined such eagerness to lead the conversation, that he is celebrated among the ladies as the prettiest gentleman that the age can boast of, except that some who love to talk themselves, think him too forward, and others lament that, with so much wit and knowledge, he is not taller.

The votes of Congress, as well as the attitude of Washington, did not justify this disloyal and ungrateful eagerness.

M. informed the widow of the great satisfaction with which he had learned the eagerness of the villagers to obtain the word of God, and that he had directed his friend, the publisher of the New Testament of De Sacy, to send her fifty copies more; at the same time promising her a fresh supply, if they should be needed.

It is surprising that they were able to endure such an amount of mental and physical labor, and maintain the constantly increasing eagerness to hear them.

"More money with Henry has only meant a greater eagerness to get rid of it.

This is particularly important with young children, for they are eager to learn and eager to love, and only those who have no business to be teachers would dare to meet such eagerness by anger.

This time there was no mistaking his eagerness to be recognized.

"Yes, yes!" said the Doge, and eagerness returned; a strange, moving eagerness that seemed to come from the same depths as the exclamation that had arrested his acceptance of the invitation at the outset.

I think that Roger perceives my eagerness, for he brings up a, to me, strange soldier, who makes his bow, and invites me.

Novelty is indeed necessary to preserve eagerness and alacrity; but art and nature have stores inexhaustible by human intellects; and every moment produces something new to him, who has quickened his faculties by diligent observation.

he inquired, pretending a fierce eagerness.

From that day, then, Mr. Raleigh with difficulty retained his former habits, prevented any eagerness of manner, maintained a cautious vigilance, and in so doing he again became aware that the easy insouciance with which he addressed all other women had long been lost toward Mrs. Laudersdale, or, if yet existing, had become like the light and tender play of any lingering summer-wind in the tress upon her brow.

Axes, however, were more prized than any other article, and the exhibition of one was certain to produce great eagerness to procure it, amidst much shouting and cries of kelumai!

To proportion the eagerness of contest to its importance seems too hard a task for human wisdom.

He that has lived without knowing to what height desire may be raised by vanity, with what rapture baubles are snatched out of the hands of rival collectors, how the eagerness of one raises eagerness in another, and one worthless purchase makes a second necessary, may, by passing a few hours at an auction, learn more than can be shown by many volumes of maxims or essays.

I recollected with astonishment my puerile eagerness to be brought to the test, and have my innocence examined.

This relaxed their eagerness in the fight, and they began almost every where to throw away their arms.

This little resembles the eagerness with which States elsewhere rush into secession.

The perpetrators resorted to most unusual devices in their emulation of the outrages of yore and their consequent eagerness to add, through the resources of art, novel features to their attempts.

See with what eagerness Thiers himself returned to this charmed capital when permitted by the last Napoleon!

The true lover does not, like the sensualist and the sentimentalist, ululate his time away in dismal wailing about his bodily aches and tremors, woes and pallors, but lets his feelings expend themselves in multitudinous acts revealing his eagerness to immolate his personal pleasures on the altar of his idol.

But Small Porges had seen these preparations, and now came running all eagerness, but ere he could reach the yard, Bellew was out of ear-shot.

The chain of mosaics she had on at that moment displaced itself at every step, and he was peering with malignant, searching eagerness to see if an unsunned ring of fairer hue than the rest of the surface, or any less easily explained peculiarity, were hidden by her ornaments.

With what eagerness did she seek for knowledge!

" "What's that?" Even over the wire she could sense the eagerness in Mr. Fleck's tone, and a sense of achievement brought a radiant glow to her cheek.

" At once the others were on their feet shouting their eagerness for the hunt.

The fair hostess gave him a jewel; and the vagabond skewed such a brutal eagerness in seizing it with his filthy hands, and making not the least acknowledgment, that when they got out of the house, Morgante was ready to fell him to the earth.

she cried with sobbing eagerness, as if he already understood her.

"You have not yet answered me," says the count, speaking low, a certain suppressed eagerness penetrating the assumed indifference of his manner.

With a manner betraying suppressed, but ill-concealed eagerness, and in language prompt and fluent, as if reciting by rote a carefully kept journal, she went on to detail every fault or neglect or impatient act of her relative, not sparing exposure of the most delicate domestic events, at the same time carefully suppressing all mention of his provocations.

I watched the old man give his hand to themI watched their eagerness.

Will you promise to do that?" He wheeled on her swift as light, the eagerness flashing back into his face.

At length, it is said, when delay had whetted Tom's eagerness to the quick and prepared him to agree to anything rather than not gain the promised treasure, he met the black man one evening in his usual woodsman's dress, with his axe on his shoulder, sauntering along the swamp and humming a tune.

Still these considerations did not, in any measure, abate her eagerness to fellow Roger, and take her part in all his toils and anxieties.

"I still remember," he wrote afterward, "the eagerness with which as a boy of seventeen, after reading his paper, I sought for the volume; and I remember also the strange sense of mental dazzle and bewilderment I experienced on the first perusal of it.

He smiled in a tired good-natured way, and answered the eagerness in their eyes with a nod of his head.

Her hesitation aroused the eagerness of the other men, and they cried loudly "El Son!

Eh, Thorn?" "Do you prefer to the ererInfant Phenomenon?" asked Castle, all eagerness.

At this precise moment a new and grave misfortune tended to augment the eagerness of the Maréchal d'Ancre to carry out his project.

M. Pougeot prided himself on reading men's thoughts, but he used to say that he could not even imagine what Coquenil was thinking or fathom the depths of a nature that blended the eagerness of a child with the austerity of a prophet.

" Death brings discord and sorrow into a world once happy and unaspiring, but it also brings a spiritual eagerness and a divine craving.

Every one begins to comprehend the fiery eagerness of men who live in historic times.

Suddenly controlling his eagerness, the Boy contented himself with standing back and staring across strange shoulders at the place he knew so well.

It is impossible to convey in words the fierce eagerness of this figure, minute as it is, and composed of a few lines.

he said roughly, laughing that wicked, cruel laugh of his, which damped her eagerness, and struck chill terror into her heart, "aye!

After this, the dread of a tragedy of some sort did not decrease Albert's eagerness to be away.

he demanded, eagerness plainly showing in his whole manner; for he understood what a hold the subject had on his chum.

The fact that slave hiring prevailed extensively in all the Southern towns demonstrates the eagerness of short term employers to avoid the toils of speculation.

The old man's smile was more benevolent and cheery than ever, and his actions denoted that strange, suppressed eagerness the Major had marked when he had taken the money.

It would be impossible to describe the eagerness with which all, men and animals, plunged down its steep banks, or how we laughed and shouted as the murmur of its sparkling waters fell upon our ears, or with what pleasure we laved our burning flesh in its coolness.

Nos. 1 and 2 are apparently the words of an unknown individual discouraging the eagerness for war; Nos. 3 and 4 may be spoken by Lentulus, urging war; and Nos. 5 to 8 may contain the opposing arguments of Fabius.](Mai, p. 188.)

I observed an extraordinary sense of pleasure appeared in his face, and his eyes sparkled, and his countenance discovered a strange eagerness, as if he had a mind to be in his own country again.

Make it seventy"avarice struggling on the dusky countenance"an'" "Done!" said Mr. Heatherbloom, endeavoring to disguise the fierce eagerness welling within him.

Elinor, the eldest of the daughters, possessed a strength of understanding and coolness of judgment which qualified her, though only nineteen, to be the counsellor of her mother, and enabled her frequently to counteract, to the advantage of them all, that eagerness of mind in Mrs. Dashwood which must generally have led to imprudence.

It altogether escaped the eagerness of the orator, that the good old man would gladly have sat down; still less did he think that he was on the way to occasion a more serious evil.

But what do you suppose would happen if you should exhibit the same eagerness that she does to keep the flame of love alive, so that your marriage should not sink to the dead commonplace level of all the other marriages you know?

This explains the unremitting eagerness of military writers to extol the special qualities developed by long-continued service habits and methods.

" Pipa's head is instantly close to the cavaliere's, her face all eagerness.

I could fancy their eagerness, their interest, and excitement.

My earliest acquaintances will not have forgotten the undisciplined eagerness and impetuous zeal with which I labored to make proselytes, not only of my companions, but of all with whom I conversed, of whatever rank, and in whatever place.

Lenore could only gasp her intense eagerness and sit trembling, hands over her heart, while the child babbled.

The other stamps a man with artifice, and hinders the free eagerness of his vision, and wraps him about with mediocrity,not always of understanding, but that still worse thing, mediocrity of aspiration and purpose.

Is it that I may now tell them to you, howadji?" "Go ahead," adjured Kirby, humouring the wistful eagerness of the man.

"This one at least will be a lawyer!" said doña Bernarda, who in the old days had imbibed don Jaime's eagerness for the university degree, which to her seemed like a title of nobility for the family.

The war imparted eagerness to all, the officers said.

It is our duty rather to spur on and inflame that excellent eagerness of yours, and not to transfer any portion of it to another object of care in a different direction.