Definitions of Keener

  1. A professional mourner who wails at a funeral.

Usage examples for Keener

  1. It must be so for nearly all women: their feelings are keener and sooner developed than those of men, and they are less trained in intellect and self- control. – Stray Thoughts for Girls by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  2. Maude had a more lasting capacity for pleasure than I, a keener enjoyment of new experiences, and as she lay beside me in the steamer- chair where I had carefully tucked her she would exclaim: I simply can't believe it, Hugh! – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  3. Full of pity for the misery that he everywhere met, the feelings of his boyhood became keener, and his independence of spirit more out- spoken. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  4. And Orsino was quite unconscious that he might be exhibiting the defects of his moral nature to eyes keener than his own. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  5. Keener than all the rest, Bois DesCaut, driven by personal hate, listened to all the sounds of night. – The Maid of the Whispering Hills by Vingie E. Roe
  6. He was keener than I thought, this John Paul. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  7. A more energetic expression, a keener grey eye, I never met with. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  8. Her interest in it would have been keener had she been less indifferent to him as a lover, but while she walked by his side, smiling in response to his words, she was thinking breathlessly, like one hushed in suspense, " If Abel had only been like that a year ago, I should not have left him." – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  9. Probably no other man has a keener ear for the music of the birds. – The Lure of the Camera by Charles S. Olcott
  10. Glimpses of a keener blue began to appear. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  11. However, they soon showed themselves the keener conspirators. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  12. They know so much more than a woman can possibly learn; their wits are so much keener! – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  13. And that he longed for them, not for himself but for another who was very dear to him, only made the longing keener and more tragic. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  14. It now held its head high, and the girls who belonged to the other halls, but had taken no part in the auction, felt that their own beloved halls were lowered, and their resentment was all the keener because the Seymour Hall girls gave themselves airs. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  15. And really, if I were not so cowardly, and did not fear pain- but that will, always restrain me until life becomes still more unendurable, and the feeling of loneliness and desolation at last increases to a physical anguish keener than all other. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  16. In the service outside I found somewhat the same point of view, but repulsion was keener. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  17. " And she has a keener sense of humour than any woman I ever came across," said Mr. Manley, driving his contention home. – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  18. Sometimes I felt a hideous nervous dread, on sinking into sleep, lest I should find it was so, and the ever- heavenly delight of waking there, and finding all as usual, was but the keener. – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  19. Coming from the half- light, it was too dark for her to distinguish anything, so she was forced to grope her way to the stairs; but other eyes were keener, and Janice, without warning, was encompassed by a man's arms, which drew her to him that his lips might press an eager kiss upon hers. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  20. Nay, the truer the heart the keener the pain. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson