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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He smiled more and more sarcastically and his smile began to make the Gascon anxious.
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.
Reed returned, and were hailed with the most anxious eagerness.
He was so good and so anxious to learn, and flushed so pink, that his education was cut short, and he was left to his own devices by every one except the Senior Subaltern, who continued to make life a burden to The Worm.
Lady Dalrymple, Lady Dalrymple," was the rejoicing sound; and with all the eagerness compatible with anxious elegance, Sir Walter and his two ladies stepped forward to meet her.
Philip's experiences had given him a certain confidence in himself and a different outlook upon many things: such a question would have embarrassed him before; but now he answered coolly, with a deliberate vagueness which prevented further inquiry, that private affairs had obliged him to make a break in the curriculum; he was now anxious to qualify as soon as possible.
As for a situation, I should much like to find one for I am anxious to discover what I really am fit for.
Prince Andrew gazed with anxious curiosity at that impassive face and wished he could tell what, if anything, this man was thinking and feeling at that moment.
Tip would have laughed -- had he not been so anxious about his man Jack.
In the old days, the fish patrol had attempted his capture many disastrous times and had finally given it over, so that when the word was out that he was coming to Benicia, I was most anxious to see him.
Upon my soul, I could hardly be more anxious about her, if I was her father.
Yet I am anxious to have you write and tell me how you like them.
While they were assembled in anxious expectation of some terrible calamity, out came a Mouse.
Then," said the Hard Man to Deal With, "why are you so anxious to have your Company bet me money that it will not?
At other times my temperament was of the nervous and anxious sort, and my tendency was to exaggerate any difficulties that might place themselves in my way.