KEEN


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KEENKern Entrepreneurship Education Network (engineering student business education organization; various universities; Waukesha, WI; est. 2005)
KEENKittitas Environmental Education Network (Washington)
KEENKansas Exemplary Educators Network (education advocacy group)
KEENKentucky Engineering Exposure Network (Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
KEENKansas Executive Express Network (Topeka, KS)
KEENKids Enjoy Exercise Now Foundation, Inc.
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Now, to me the elm-leaves whisper Mad, discordant melodies, And keen melodies like shadows Haunt the moaning willow trees, And the sycamores with laughter Mock me in the nightly breeze.
He had a keen, strong desire to escape once and for ever from his surroundings.
His lips were thin and close shut, though they had a very pleasant smile; his eye was keen, and there was something in his jaw and the motion of his head that made one think he was very determined in anything he set about.
Do not pursue an enemy who simulates flight; do not attack soldiers whose temper is keen.
Tarzan let his eye move quickly toward that part of the British line the German seemed to be scanning, his keen sight revealing many excellent targets for a rifle placed so high above the trenches.
The mental suffering that Tarzan's sorrowful thoughts induced had the effect of numbing his keen, perceptive faculties, so that the advancing savages were almost upon him before he became aware that he was no longer alone upon the beach.
Their faces were keen and serious, their eyes eloquent with the ecstasy of living that was upon them--for this was living, this game of life and death, and to them it was the only game a man should play, withal they played it in low and cowardly ways, killing from behind in the dim forest gloom and rarely coming out into the open.
He was beginning to feel a keen interest in the slender, barefoot donkey-girl who slipped in and out of the play, singing, like some one winding through a hilly field.
Dunster said nothing, only his keen, clear eyes seemed all the time to be questioning this gloomy-looking but apparently harmless young man.
The keen air of the mountains and the balsamic odour of the pine trees took the place of nurse and mother to the young girl.
A keen remembrance and keen pity impelled Maggie to put her hand in Philip's.
A few keen pulls, and his boat-hook soon clinched the Pequod's main-chains, and he sprang to the deck.