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  • Such was indeed the case; but in a few hours the sea fell and he was as sprightly as ever. Cited from Round the World, by Andrew Carnegie
  • They are as sprightly and companionable as though they were many years younger. Cited from Laugh and Live, by Douglas Fairbanks
  • Why not as sprightly as you us'd to be? Cited from The Female Gamester, by Gorges Edmond Howard
  • And although for the second time a widow, she was as sprightly as a girl of sixteen. Cited from The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees, by Mary Caroline Crawford
  • He looked eighty but was as sprightly as a man of forty. Cited from Truxton King, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Feeling as sprightly as he did, he found his appetite unusually keen. Cited from The Tale of Jasper Jay, by Arthur Scott Bailey
  • Tell me how you prospered with my cousins, whom I remember as sprightly maidens. Cited from Love and Life, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • The conversation during breakfast was as sprightly, as full of fun and humor as such breakfasts usually are. Cited from Station; The Party Fight & Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim, by Carleton
  • Although he was seventy-five years old he declared he was as sprightly as he was twenty years before, and he seemed to have the energy and vitality of a man of forty. Cited from With the Boer Forces, by Howard C. Hillegas
  • He would show that the quiet humdrum old tradesman could be on paper as sprightly and audacious as the most profligate man about town. Cited from Hours in a Library, Volume I (of III), by Leslie Stephen
  • Just before he underwent the most horrible of surgical operations, his conversation was as sprightly as that of a young man in the full vigour of health. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V2
  • "Yea, my child, I am really home again, and am happy to find my sweet Jupheena as well and as sprightly as ever." Cited from The Young Captives: A Story of Judah and Babylon, by Erasmus W. Jones
  • The style is excellent, and the matter as sprightly and entertaining as it is simply natural and morally improving. Cited from Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 1, July-December, 1864, by Various
  • If he is as chatty, as pretty, as sprightly as you, half the belles in the city will be pulling caps for him. Cited from The Contrast, by Royall Tyler
  • They are as sprightly in their confabulations and as spiteful in their squabbles. Cited from My Tropic Isle, by E J Banfield
  • The Countess vainly tried to make it as sprightly as its predecessors, but gave over in despair in the face of my taciturnity. Cited from A Fool and His Money, by G.B. McCutcheon
  • Although as sprightly and fond of fun as most young girls of her age, they recognized that she was perfectly truthful and loyal to all that men -- even bad men -- most honor in a woman. Cited from Without a Home, by E. P. Roe
  • The funereal expression spread like a pall over Gershom's features, but his intermittent whistle sounded as sprightly as ever. Cited from One Man in His Time, by Ellen Glasgow
  • There was an unnatural brightness in Emily's tearless eyes, and her tone was as sprightly as ever. Cited from Cape Cod Folks, by Sarah P. McLean Greene
  • Youth was as buoyant with hope and gladness, love as warm and tender, mirth as natural to innocence, wit as sprightly, then as now. Cited from Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II, by Charles Upham
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