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  • noun Plural form of alacrity.

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Examples

  • It was interesting to see the varying alacrities of their response to this signal.

    Magicians of Gor

  • It was interesting to see the varying alacrities of their response to this signal.

    Magicians of Gor

  • Waco wins the prize, a Mexican saddle -- stamp-leather an 'solid gold she is -- worth four hundred dollars, by them onpreecedented alacrities.

    Wolfville Nights

  • From home she sent inquiries hither: old regrets, new alacrities, &c. &c.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • I guess he gets discouraged and feels disliked and in the way when he is lying around -- but here he is perfection, and brim full of useful alacrities and helps and ingenuities.

    Mark Twain's Letters — Volume 4 (1886-1900)

  • I guess he gets discouraged and feels disliked and in the way when he is lying around -- but here he is perfection, and brim full of useful alacrities and helps and ingenuities.

    Complete Letters of Mark Twain

  • From conjugial love, as from a fountain, issue the activities and alacrities of life, 249.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • There happen, sometimes, fortuitous alacrities and strange furies in their deliberations, that for the most part prompt them to follow the worst grounded counsels, and swell their courage beyond the limits of reason.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Volume 04

  • There happen, sometimes, fortuitous alacrities and strange furies in their deliberations, that for the most part prompt them to follow the worst grounded counsels, and swell their courage beyond the limits of reason.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • The reverse happens with those who give themselves up to sloth and ease; in such case the mind is unlimited and undetermined, and hence the man (_homo_) admits into the whole of it everything vain and ludicrous which flows in from the world and the body, and leads to the love thereof; that in this case conjugial love also is driven into banishment, is evident; for in consequence of sloth and ease the mind grows stupid and the body torpid, and the whole man becomes insensible to every vital love, especially to conjugial love, from which as from a fountain issue the activities and alacrities of life.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

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