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- adj. Brisk, speedy, with alacrity, quick and eager.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Brisk; lively; cheerful; full of alacrity.
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- adj. quick and eager
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But there can be clarity, something that Grace Hartigan and Frank O'Hara demonstrate with exuberance and alacritous poignancy.
The alacritous flight attendant walked by and I summoned her quietly.
Legend of Zelda Octorok Hunter – Made this mettlesome in a some days, ease employed on it The neutral is to blackball every adversary as alacritous as possible
Avery, always alacritous, scooped him up and set him on his feet while his head yet reeled.
Instead, I have found, that Catholic priests are rather alacritous in their willingness to allow me to score a stack of freshly consecrated hosts for my Body of Christ Soufflé.
But an alacritous colleague called to say what Michaele Salahi was wearing was not a sari, but a lehenga-choli (long skirt and blouse) with a dupatta (long scarf)!
The Bush regime are the most alacritous liars in human history, albeit piss poor liars.
My retreat from the courthouse office was more alacritous than dignified.
A quiet and refreshing night's rest followed, and alacritous waking in the morning; but all this was far more probably owing, as has been already hinted, to excellent and well-considered habits of diet and exercise.
Soon the surgeon of the house came, -- a brisk, alacritous, civil, cheerful young man, by whom we were shown to the apartment where the mate was lying.
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