Keen in a sentence

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Definition of Keen

  • Sharp; having a fine edge or point; as, a keen razor, or a razor with a keen edge.
  • Acute of mind; sharp; penetrating; having or expressing mental acuteness; as, a man of keen understanding; a keen look; keen features.
  • Bitter; piercing; acrimonious; cutting; stinging; severe; as, keen satire or sarcasm.
  • Piercing; penetrating; cutting; sharp; -- applied to cold, wind, etc.; as, a keen wind; the cold is very keen.
  • Eager; vehement; fierce; as, a keen appetite.
  • Wonderful; delightful; marvelous; as, that would be keen.
  • To sharpen; to make cold.
  • A prolonged wail for a deceased person. Cf. Coranach.
  • To wail as a keener does.
  • a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • express grief verbally

How to use keen in a sentence. Keen pronunciation.

For there was a keen truthfulness in the young man's words which, however suave and carefully balanced, however gravely simple and tactful, left no doubt as to their meaning.
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His face was mobile, his eye keen and human.
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They saw only the yellow sand, the ever-receding oasis, the brackish, undrinkable water, the withered and fruitless date- tree, handfuls of dourha for their food by day, and the keen, sharp night to chill their half-dead bodies in a half-waking sleep.
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For one thing, she felt hungry; at Sutton her appetite had been keen, and meal-times were always welcome.
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I was getting ready to haul my Winter's stock of wood, for which I had to go two miles over a road running north and south, entirely unprotected from the keen cold west winds that prevail the most of the time in that part of Canada during the Winter months.
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She durst not watch him, but a change of his countenance was distinctly perceptible, and for the moment caused her a keen gratification.
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With keen enjoyment of the novelty, she followed him between tables where people were eating, drinking, smoking, and took a place beside him on a cushioned seat at the end of the room.
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Mrs. Damerel, her bright eyes subduing their gaiety to a keen reflectiveness, put several questions regarding the invalid, then for a moment meditated.
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Speaking at length, he fixed her with keen eyes.
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Then, fixing Nancy with a very keen look, she said quietly: 'I'm not sure that she's married.
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It was a very cold night, and a keen wind swept the platform; but Jessica, though indifferently clad, felt no discomfort from this cause.
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This meeting was the first of many between the fashionable lady and the keen man of affairs.
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He was a specialist in pessimism; had made a translation of Ecclesiastes of which eight copies a year were sold; and followed up the pessimism of Shakespear and Swift with keen interest.
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He always came to my desk at the Museum and spoke to me about something or other, no doubt finding that people who were keen on this sort of conversation were rather scarce.
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It was with these redoubtable weapons, and strengthened by a keen intelligence and vigorous will, that he would return to the world-his brow calm and grave, his eye caressing while unyielding, a smile upon his lips, as men had known him.
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He returns to Paris; the collective electricity again inspires him; he rebounds; he recovers; he is busy, keen to discern, active, and recognizes once more, to his intense satisfaction, that he is after all one of the elect of God's creatures-momentarily degraded, it may be, by contact with the inferior beings who people the departments.
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His department placed an insuperable obstacle in the way of himself carrying out a plan which he, also, had conceived, and he was keen to see the idea, which he fully believed in, demonstrated on the battle-field.
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His eyes are big, very full and very keen.
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His virile frame contains the vigorous mind, the keen intellect, the cool judgment, and the unswerving, never-hesitating courage of the natural soldier.
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All of unbounded zeal, youthful enthusiasm, restless energy, keen enjoyment-everything seemed to be equally acceptable to them, and no discomfort ever assumed any guise other than that of a novel and untried sensation.
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Examples of Keen

Example #1
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.
Example #2
Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
Example #3
For so large a man Prince Kaid was light and subtle in his movements.
Example #4
Now the door swung open, and a portly figure entered quickly.
Example #5
And then the savage struggle for life-with all the gain to the pashas and the beys, and those who ruled over them; while their own wounds grew foul, and, in the torturing noon-day heat of the white waste, Death reached out and dragged them from the drooping lines to die.
Example #6
No vision of loot or luxury allured these.