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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Keen
 
  Wit as keen as archer’s dart.
            —Alvey A. Adee
  1
  Keen as a bride.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Keen as the sight of an eagle.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Keen as the sun.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Keen, like the horn of the cuspèd moon.
            —Arabian Nights
  5
  As keen for profit as a Polish Jew.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  6
  Keen as the torture of impending bankruptcy.
            —Honoré de Balzac
  7
  As keen as a miser after his pay.
            —Jules Q. de Beaurepaire
  8
  Keen as Jove’s lightning wing’d athwart the sky.
            —William Broome
  9
  As keen as anguish.
            —James Cawthorn
  10
  Keen as a poniard-thrust.
            —Eliza Cook
  11
  Keen as arrows.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  12
  Keen as a razor.
            —John Gay
  13
  Keen as a hawk.
            —Thomas Hood
  14
  Keen as a sword.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  15
  Keen like a spear.
            —Sidney Lanier
  16
  Keen as a wolf.
            —James Montgomery
  17
  Keen of glance as a falcon.
            —Ouida
  18
  Keen as steel.
            —Ouida
  19
Keen as a blinded man …
Smells in the dark the cold odour of the earth.
            —Stephen Phillips
  20
  Keen as undrawn sword.
            —Frank Richardson
  21
  Keen as razor’s edge.
            —William Shakespeare
  22
            Keen as the engine
Which tortures and which kills.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  23
  Keen as a sword’s edge.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  24
  Keen as burns the passion of the rose.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  25
  Keen as death to smite.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  26
  Keen as flame.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  27
  Keen as hate.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  28
  Keen as iron in the flesh.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  29
  Keen as lightning’s life.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  30
  Eyes as keen as pain.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  31
  Keen as sleep and strife.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  32
  Keen as the fire’s own fang.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  33
  Keen as the heart of Mars.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  34
  Keen as hunger.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  35
  Keen as the heart’s desire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  36
  Keen as the manslayer’s knife.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  37
  Keen as the sea’s thrill towards a kindling star.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  38
  Keen as desertion.
            —Sir Henry Taylor
  39
  Keen as a sabre from its sheath.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
  40
  Keen and eager as a fine-nosed hound.
            —William Wordsworth
  41
His face was keen as is the wind
That cuts along the hawthorn fence.
            —William Wordsworth
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