anxious


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in a state of anxiety or uneasiness

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eagerly desirous

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causing or fraught with or showing anxiety

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Reed returned, and were hailed with the most anxious eagerness.
Officers who approached him with disturbed countenances became calm; soldiers and officers greeted him gaily, grew more cheerful in his presence, and were evidently anxious to display their courage before him.
I find myself at times very unpopular with people, whose good opinion I am anxious to retain, simply owing to this too general misapprehension.
Miss Carteret was very anxious to have a general idea of what was next to be sung.
said Anne, suddenly struck by an idea which made her yet more anxious to be encouraging.
When he keeps aloof and tries to provoke a battle, he is anxious for the other side to advance.
Poor Lizabetha Prokofievna was most anxious to get home, and, according to Evgenie's account, she criticized everything foreign with much hostility.
Take care, gentlemen," exclaimed De Guiche, anxious to put a stop to De Wardes's reply; "take care, Madame is listening to us.
Amid these varied political and amorous interests, Malicorne was anxious to gain Montalais's attention; but the latter preferred talking with Raoul, even if it were only to amuse herself with his innumerable questions and his astonishment.
He had stopped in London on his way from Hampshire, had seen his solicitor, had read the documents forwarded by me, and had travelled on to Cumberland, anxious to satisfy our minds by the speediest and the fullest explanation that words could convey.
He had done his duty to the unhappy young woman, by instructing his solicitor to spare no expense in tracing her, and in restoring her once more to medical care, and he was now only anxious to do his duty towards Miss Fairlie and towards her family, in the same plain, straightforward way.
I shall stay, of course, I'm oldest," began Meg, looking anxious and self-reproachful.
asked Laurie, for Beth was his especial pet, and he felt more anxious about her than he liked to show.
Now, my dear Lucie," drawing his arm soothingly round her waist, "I hear them moving in the next room, and Miss Pross and I, as two formal folks of business, are anxious not to lose the final opportunity of saying something to you that you wish to hear.
Confess, Monsieur Mordaunt, that you are anxious to kill some of us.