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2000, Green (author)|Jane Green, ''Bookends'', London: (w), (ISBN); republished as ''Bookends: A Novel'', trade paperback edition, New York, N.Y.: (w), 2003, (ISBN), page 304:
- In fact, she doesn't mention the fact that I've obviously been avoiding her, just sounds genuinely thrilled to hear from me, and as soon as I mention getting together she suggests Monday, which is rather keen, even for Portia.
(quote-book)|title=Folio|Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies|location=London|publisher=Printed by Jaggard|Isaac Iaggard, and Blount|Edward Blount|year=c. 1596–1598|year_published=1623|section=Act III, scene ii|page=176, column 1|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=uNtBAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA139|oclc=606515358|passage=Neuer did I know / A creature that did beare the ſhape of man / So keene and greedy to confound a man.
1764 December 19 (indicated as 1765), (w), ''Traveller (poem)|The Traveller, or a Prospect of Society. A Poem. Inscribed to the Rev. Henry Goldsmith'', London: Printed for Newbery|John Newbery, (OCLC); 3rd edition, London: Printed for J. Newbury,(sic) in St Paul's Cathedral|St. Paul's Church-yard, 1765, (OCLC), page 10:
- Chearful at morn he wakes from ſhort repoſe, / Breaſts the keen air, and carolls as he goes; (..)
(quote-book)|year=1985|page=82|isbn=978-0-517-55950-5|passage=Well our hosts here attacked us with a fantastic Dismodulating Anti Phase stun ray and then invited us to this amazingly keen meal by way of making it up to us.
1730, Thomson (poet, born 1700)|James Thomson, “Summer”, in ''Seasons (Thomson)|The Seasons, A Hymn, A Poem to the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton, and Britannia, a Poem'', London, Printed for J. Millan, near (w); and Millar|Andrew Millar, in the London|Strand, (OCLC); republished in ''The Works of James Thomson. With His Last Corrections and Improvements. In Four Volumes'', volume I, London: Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1766, (OCLC), page 93, lines 1256–1259:
- (smallcaps) is the pureſt exerciſe of health, / The kind refreſher of the ſummer-heats; / Nor, when cold (smallcaps) keens the brightening flood, / Would I weak-ſhivering linger on the brink.
To utter a keen.
20th century, Stuart Howard-Jones (1904–1974), “Hibernia”, in (w), comp., ''The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse'', New York, N.Y.: (w), 1978, (ISBN), page 243:
- Last night he had put down too much ''Potheen'' / (A vulgar blend of Methyl and Benzene) / That, at some Wake, he might the better keen. / (Keen—meaning 'brisk'? Nay, here the Language warps: / 'Tis singing bawdy Ballads to a Corpse.)
(quote-book)|year=2000|isbn=978-0-88677-889-7|passage=Satiran, lost in his own grief, shuddered once, then lifted his head to the sky and keened out his loss to the heavens.
(quote-book)|year=1996|page=28|isbn=978-0-7178-0721-5|passage=I keened my Gran, I keened my babies, but then my words poured out of my grief. I don't have the full heart like that for Owen, sorry as I am for his goin. Without the heavy grief on me I can maybe think of the words easier.