Hard and Keenly


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Hard adverb – With feelings of bitterness or grief.
Usage example: took the news of their grandfather's death hard

Keenly and hard are semantically related in closely topic. In some cases you can use "Keenly" instead an adverb "Hard", when it comes to topics like severely, intently, with great force, with resentment.
Nearby Words: harden, hardship, hardy, hardly, hardness
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Keenly adverb – In a keen and discriminating manner.
Hard and keenly are semantically related in with concentration topic. You can use "Hard" instead an adverb "Keenly".
Nearby Words: keen, keenness
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Both words in one sentence

  • Saying Too Much In Daughter of the Lioness, Aly is keenly aware of this trope and tries very hard not to fall into it, which is difficult when Dove and Sarai are specifically asking for stories about legendary Tortallan figures who are part of Aly's family, like her mom and Daine the Wildmage.
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Keenly and Hard. (2016). Retrieved 2020, April 10, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/hard/keenly
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