• Eagerness


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    1. The state or quality of being eager; ardent desire.
      • 1909: Frances Hodgson Burnett, The things he had to tell about...were enough to make you almost tremble with excitement, when you heard all the intimate details from an animal charmer and realized with what thrilling eagerness and anxiety the whole busy underworld was working.
    2. (obsolete) Tartness; sourness
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