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  • n. The property of being spry.


spry +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • Grandma wasn't nearly so big -- indeed she wasn't much taller than Missy herself; and she was proud of her activity -- her "spryness," she called it.


  • "Who are you?" said Mrs. Somers, dipping a cup in the hot water and wiping it with a 'spryness' that was quite imposing.

    Say and Seal, Volume I

  • This would explain Sarah Jane Smith's relative spryness.

    TORCHWOOD: CoE Part 3...Spoilers

  • It was the wound in his leg that seemed to bother him, and it was all of a week before he got back again to his old spryness.


  •            Twinkle ran with a spryness we'd never seen from him.

    The Recall Year

  • The cat tattoos celebrate an early career as a burglar, and you can imagine from the spryness of these cats how a dwarf can get into all sorts of spaces.

    Three Stations : An Arkady Renko Novel

  • His hair was largely gray now, though he still had the spryness of a much younger man.

    A Note From Luis Posada

  • (Spanish) And she's still talking while she puts the car in park, hits the emergency brake, opens the door, and with a spryness astounding in a woman her age, she jumps out of the car, knocks out the phone books, and then she walks around -- she's carrying her cheap Kmart purse with her -- around the front of the car.

    Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories

  • Transfixed, he barely noticed that Heisenberg, with a spryness that belied his age, was moving among all the containers in the bay, though effecting the same magic on only some of them.


  • With amazing spryness she raised herself from the couch and started after us.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

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