Definitions of keenly

  1. in a keen and discriminating manner; " he was keenly aware of his own shortcomings"
  2. In a keen manner.

Usage examples for keenly

  1. He could feel things keenly, and he had his romance; but Sylvia resumed: " I sometimes wonder if you ever felt really badly hurt?" – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  2. Joe looked keenly at him. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  3. Then he looked keenly at me, and asked: 'What is the matter, Ian? – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  4. " Perhaps," he said keenly, " you have also an idea who the lady was." – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  5. Johnson sat up in his chair now, listening keenly, for he knew that a crisis must be at hand. – Round the Red Lamp Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. The dwarf's lady looked keenly at her. – The Lady of Fort St. John by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  7. Flint was watching her keenly: an ugly gleam was in his eyes. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  8. According to Benedetti, Count Bismarck was keenly anxious to extend the German Federation to the South of the Main, and desired with this object an intimate union with at least one Great Power. – History of Modern Europe 1792-1878 by C. A. Fyffe
  9. " Indeed, I appreciate your kindness most keenly but my husband and I go nowhere, nowhere at all. – The Lion and the Mouse A Story of an American Life by Charles Klein
  10. He thought keenly as he walked. – Gone to Earth by Mary Webb
  11. I felt this more keenly than all they could say against myself. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  12. Bernard looked at her rather keenly. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  13. " I thought there might be a secret entrance," said Jennings, looking at her keenly, " but there seems to be none." – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  14. Then, listening keenly, she heard a man's voice speaking with the housekeeper. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  15. He looked keenly at Lawler. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  16. Stone looked at him keenly. – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  17. Yes, John, as you so keenly observe, I have come back. – Lola by Owen Davis
  18. He felt keenly the sentence which lay in them. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  19. She remembered only too keenly the afternoon he had told her. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  20. He had keenly the sensation of being abroad. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett