sprightly

All Adjective Adverb Noun
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  • I command you to appear before us this day week and do your sprightliest. Cited from John of the Woods, by Abbie Farwell Brown
  • She would have made some sprightly reference to it before she went. Cited from Zuleika Dobson, by Max Beerbohm
  • Perhaps I was a little more sprightly in those days than I am now. Cited from Austin and His Friends, by Frederic H. Balfour
  • She was not so young and sprightly as once she had been. Cited from Clayhanger, by Arnold Bennett
  • If we were a sprightlier nation the effect might not be all to the bad. Cited from Observations of an Orderly, by Ward Muir
  • It is light and almost sprightly, and the poet can let himself go. Cited from Post-Augustan Poetry, by H.E. Butler
  • I won't say but this one was a sprightly enough young body and carried her head high. Cited from Some Everyday Folk and Dawn, by Miles Franklin
  • When the door closed upon her, the three young men discussed her character with sprightly freedom. Cited from In the Year of Jubilee, by George Gissing
  • But, for example, the sprightly little woman was very sure of it, she said. Cited from Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • She was a sprightly girl before she married, but all her life after she went softly. Cited from The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax, by Harriet Parr (AKA Holme Lee)
  • He had shown a sprightly desire to do the talking for the company and tell all about his family. Cited from Maggie, Girl of the Steets, by Stephen Crane
  • I was becoming rather sprightly for one who was so soon to pass off this deserted stage. Cited from Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World,by James Cowan
  • She is small for her age -- very sprightly and very likely. Cited from Darkwater, by W. E. B. Du Bois
  • She is small of her age -- very sprightly and very likely. Cited from Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • She was no longer the gay, sprightly creature he had known at first. Cited from The Rose in the Ring, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • They grew leg weary, no longer following each other with sprightly step and heads high. Cited from North of Fifty-Three, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • However, we had a very gay time during those weeks, and some very sprightly companions. Cited from Courts of Memory, by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  • In another moment, she was taking sprightly steps down the stairs into the darkness below. Cited from Meadow Grass, by Alice Brown
  • I find myself so weak and helpless, when here I am so sprightly and strong! Cited from The Angel Children, by Charlotte M. Higgins
  • The president's wife was a sprightly lady, who believed in keeping up the social end of things. Cited from Bertram Cope's Year, by Henry Blake Fuller
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