from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lively and joyfully involved.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Brisk; joyously active; lively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acting with alacrity; cheerfully prompt or brisk.
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While the plots turns a little...baroque at times, it is fascinating to think of Chaucer and his represenation of the people who follow the mercurial will of their leader, accepting the new bride-to-be with alacrious amnesia.
At the summons, Mr. Tracy, with that alacrious motion that sometimes belongs to old men, sprang upon his feet and hastened to the opposite side of the room, where my cousin Lucretia was seated, took her hand, and, with a repetition of formal bows after a fashion in vogue in the last century, led her to the dining-room.