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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Sharp; sour; acid.

2. (a.) Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

3. (a.) Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.

4. (a.) Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

5. (n.) Same as Eagre.

4705. spoudaios -- hasty, eager, diligent
... hasty, eager, diligent. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: spoudaios Phonetic
Spelling: (spoo-dah'-yos) Short Definition: diligent, earnest Definition ...
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4289. prothumos -- willing, ready
... willing, ready. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: prothumos Phonetic Spelling:
(proth'-oo-mos) Short Definition: eager, ready, willing Definition: eager ...
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4704. spoudazo -- to make haste, hence to give diligence
... diligence. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: spoudazo Phonetic Spelling:
(spoo-dad'-zo) Short Definition: I hasten Definition: I hasten, am eager, am zealous ...
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2206. zeloo -- to be jealous
... to be jealous. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: zeloo Phonetic Spelling:
(dzay-lo'-o) Short Definition: I am jealous, eager for Definition: (a) intrans: ...
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725. harpagmos -- the act of seizing or the thing seized
... thing seized. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: harpagmos Phonetic
Spelling: (har-pag-mos') Short Definition: spoil, an object of eager desire, a ...
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1974. epipothia -- longing
... longing. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: epipothia Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-poth-ee'-ah) Short Definition: longing, eager desire Definition ...
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603. apokaradokia -- strained expectancy
... Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: apokaradokia Phonetic Spelling:
(ap-ok-ar-ad-ok-ee'-ah) Short Definition: eager expectation Definition: eager ...
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1938. epithumetes -- one who desires
... one who desires. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: epithumetes Phonetic
Spelling: (ep-ee-thoo-may-tace') Short Definition: an eager desirer of ...
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3691. oxus -- sharp, swift
... sharp, swift. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: oxus Phonetic Spelling:
(oz-oos') Short Definition: sharp, swift, eager Definition: (a) sharp, (b) swift ...
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1972. epipothesis -- longing
... longing. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: epipothesis Phonetic Spelling:
(ep-ee-poth'-ay-sis) Short Definition: eager longing, desire Definition ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3700. kasaph -- to long (for)
... 3699, 3700. kasaph. 3701 . to long (for). Transliteration: kasaph Phonetic
Spelling: (kaw-saf') Short Definition: eager. Word Origin a prim. ...
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1245. baqash -- to seek
... root Definition to seek NASB Word Usage aim (1), beg (1), begging (1), concerned
(1), consulted (1), demand (1), desire (1), eager (1), hold* (1), inquired (2 ...
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7925. shakam -- to start or rise early
... to start or rise early NASB Word Usage again (9), arise early (2), arisen early
(1), arose (1), arose to early (1), arose early (16), eager (1), early (6), got ...
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926. bahal -- to disturb, terrify
... root Definition to disturb, terrify NASB Word Usage dismayed (12), disturb (1),
disturbed (2), eager (1), hastened (1), hastens (1), hastily (1), hasty (1 ...
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2742. charuwts -- sharp, diligent
... or feminine) a trench (as dug), gold (as mined), a threshing-sledge (having sharp
teeth); (figuratively) determination; also eager -- decision, diligent, (fine ...
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3854. lahag -- study, devotion (to books)
... study. From an unused root meaning to be eager; intense mental application --
study. 3853, 3854. lahag. 3855 . Strong's Numbers.
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2363. chuwsh -- to hasten, make haste
... make hasten, ready A primitive root; to hurry; figuratively, to be eager with
excitement or enjoyment -- (make) haste(-n), ready. 2362, 2363. chuwsh. 2363a > ...
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7602a. shaaph -- to gasp, pant, pant after, long for
... root Definition to gasp, pant, pant after, long for NASB Word Usage eager (1),
hastening (1), long (1), pant (2), panted (1), pants (1), sniffs (1). ...
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An Eager Coming
... AN EAGER COMING. 'And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to
Jesus.'"Mark 10:50. Mark's vivid picture"long wail of the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/an eager coming.htm

Whether the Brave are More Eager at First than in the Midst of ...
... OF DARING (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether the brave are more eager at first than
in the midst of danger? Objection 1: It would seem that ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the brave are more.htm

In Childhood, when with Eager Eyes
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CCCLIII In childhood, when with eager eyes.
The season-measured year I view'd, All, garb'd in fairy guise,. ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cccliii in childhood when with.htm

Let Then the Eager Searcher into Words for Wisdom...
... Address 162: Let then the eager searcher into words for wisdom� Let then
the eager searcher into words for wisdom, the book- devourer ...
/.../address 162 0 0 let then the.htm

How a Monk must Always be Eager to Preserve his Purity of Heart.
... Prolegomena. Chapter XV. How a monk must always be eager to preserve his
purity of heart. It is like the case when one endeavours ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter xv how a monk.htm

Of the Examination of Conscience, and Purpose of Amendment
... so close in keeping; so inconsiderate in speaking, so reluctant to keep silence;
so disorderly in manners, so inconsiderate in actions; so eager after food, so ...
/.../kempis/imitation of christ/chapter vii of the examination.htm

The Testament of Naphtali Concerning Natural Goodness.
... And next she bore Bilhah, saying, My daughter is eager after what is new, for
immediately that she was born she was eager for the breast. ...
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Christ's Authority to Forgive
... wanted something more exciting than 'teaching.'. I. We note the eager group
of interrupters. Mark gives one of the minute touches ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/christs authority to forgive.htm

A Fourfold Cord
... with which it is held. Believing, they were eager for more light to be poured
on to their half-seeing eyes. They had no Gospels, they ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/a fourfold cord.htm

Glad Givers and Faithful Workers
... I. The story first brings into strong contrast the eager king, full of his purpose,
and the sluggards to whom he had to entrust its execution. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/glad givers and faithful workers.htm

Eager (43 Occurrences)
... of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing;
earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the ...
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Pursuit (35 Occurrences)
... (WEY). 1 Corinthians 10:6 And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not
to be eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil. (WEY). ...
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Eagerly (36 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) In an eager manner. Multi-Version Concordance
Eagerly (36 Occurrences). Matthew 6:32 For the Gentiles ...
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Quick (49 Occurrences)
... 3. (superl.) Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick. 4. (superl.) Impatient;
passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp; unceremonious; as, a quick temper. ...
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Glorious (91 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Eager for glory or distinction; haughty; boastful; ostentatious;
vainglorious. 3. (n.) Ecstatic; hilarious; elated with drink. Int. ...
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Warning (30 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 10:6 And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not to be
eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil. (WEY RSV). ...
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Warnings (6 Occurrences)
... 1 Corinthians 10:6 And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not to be
eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil. (See RSV). ...
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Fierce (92 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Vehement in anger or cruelty; ready or eager to kill or injure;
of a nature to inspire terror; ferocious. 3. (superl ...
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Rage (43 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Violent excitement; eager passion; extreme
vehemence of desire, emotion, or suffering, mastering the will. ...
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Covetous (11 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) Very desirous; eager to obtain; -- used in a good sense. 2. (vt) Inordinately
desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. ...
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Bible Concordance
Eager (43 Occurrences)

Matthew 16:4 A wicked and faithless generation are eager for a sign; but none shall be given to them except the sign of Jonah." and He left them and went away.

Matthew 21:46 but though they were eager to lay hands upon Him, they were afraid of the people, for by them He was regarded as a Prophet.

Luke 6:19 The whole crowd were eager to touch Him, because power went forth from him and cured every one.

John 5:18 On this account then the Jews were all the more eager to put Him to death--because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also spoke of God as being in a special sense His Father, thus putting Himself on a level with God.

Romans 1:15 So, as much as is in me, I am eager to preach the Good News to you also who are in Rome.

Romans 8:19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.

Romans 15:23 But now, as there is no more unoccupied ground in this part of the world, and I have for years past been eager to pay you a visit,

1 Corinthians 10:6 And in this they became a warning to us, to teach us not to be eager, as they were eager, in pursuit of what is evil.

1 Corinthians 14:1 Be eager in your pursuit of this Love, and be earnestly ambitious for spiritual gifts, but let it be chiefly so in order that you may prophesy.

1 Corinthians 14:12 So also you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, seek that you may abound to the building up of the assembly.

1 Corinthians 14:39 Therefore, brothers, desire earnestly to prophesy, and don't forbid speaking with other languages.
(See NIV)

2 Corinthians 7:7 but also by the fact that he had felt comforted on your account, and by the report which he brought of your eager affection, of your grief, and of your jealousy on my behalf, so that I rejoiced more than ever.

2 Corinthians 8:11 And now complete the doing also, in order that, just as there was then the eagerness in desiring, there may now be the accomplishment in proportion to your means.
(Root in WEY NIV)

Galatians 2:10 They only asked us to remember the poor-which very thing I was also zealous to do.

Ephesians 4:3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to your earthly masters, with respect and eager anxiety to please and with simplicity of motive as if you were obeying Christ.

Philippians 1:20 in fulfilment of my eager expectation and hope that I shall never have reason to feel ashamed, but that by my perfect freedom of speech Christ will be glorified in me, now as always, either by my life or by my death.

Philippians 2:28 I am therefore all the more eager to send him, in the hope that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have the less sorrow.

1 Thessalonians 2:17 But we, brothers, being bereaved of you for a short season, in presence, not in heart, tried even harder to see your face with great desire,

1 Timothy 3:1 Faithful is the saying, "If any one is eager to have the oversight of a Church, he desires a noble work."

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some have been led astray from the faith in their greed, and have pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
(See NIV)

Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.
(See NIV)

Hebrews 11:16 but, as it is, we see them eager for a better land, that is to say, a heavenly one. For this reason God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has now prepared a city for them.

James 3:1 Do not be eager, my brethren, for many among you to become teachers; for you know that we teachers shall undergo severer judgement.

1 Peter 1:11 They were eager to know the time which the Spirit of Christ within them kept indicating, or the characteristics of that time, when they solemnly made known beforehand the sufferings that were to come upon Christ and the glories which would follow.

1 Peter 3:13 Now who is he who will harm you, if you become imitators of that which is good?
(See NIV)

1 Peter 5:2 Be shepherds of God's flock which is among you. Exercise the oversight not reluctantly but eagerly, in accordance with the will of God; not for base gain but with cheerful minds;

2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.
(See NIV)

2 Peter 2:2 And in their immoral ways they will have many eager disciples, through whom religion will be brought into disrepute.

Jude 1:3 Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Revelation 13:10 If any one is eager to lead others into captivity, he must himself go into captivity. If any one is bent on killing with the sword, he must himself be killed by the sword. Here is an opportunity for endurance, and for the exercise of faith, on the part of God's people.

2 Chronicles 26:20 Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked on him, and behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him out quickly from there; yes, himself hurried also to go out, because Yahweh had struck him.
(See NIV)

Job 5:5 whose harvest the hungry eats up, and take it even out of the thorns. The snare gapes for their substance.
(See NAS)

Psalms 17:12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Psalms 56:6 They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.

Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man is rich with blessings; but one who is eager to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 28:22 He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.
(See NIV)

Proverbs 31:13 She seeks wool and flax, and works eagerly with her hands.
(Root in WEB NIV)

Ecclesiastes 2:25 For who can eat, or who be eager, more than I?

Ecclesiastes 7:9 Be not quick to let your spirit be angry; because wrath is in the heart of the foolish.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 58:2 Though they make prayer to me every day, and take pleasure in the knowledge of my ways: like a nation which has done righteousness, and has not given up the rules of their God, they make requests to me for the right orders, it is their delight to come near to God.
(See NIV)

Zephaniah 3:7 I said, "Just fear me. Receive correction, so that her dwelling won't be cut off, according to all that I have appointed concerning her." But they rose early and corrupted all their doings.

Zechariah 6:7 The strong went out, and sought to go that they might walk back and forth through the earth: and he said, "Go around and through the earth!" So they walked back and forth through the earth.
(See NAS)



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