American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Eagerness

E’AGERNESS, n. Ardent desire to do, pursue or obtain any thing; animated zeal; vehement longing; ardor of inclination. Men pursue honor with eagerness. Detraction is often received with eagerness. With eagerness the soldier rushes to battle. The lover’s eagerness often disappoints his hopes.

1. Tartness; sourness.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Eagerness," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L2BACN3RNSXL2P6.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Eagerness." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L2BACN3RNSXL2P6.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Eagerness' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L2BACN3RNSXL2P6.