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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of brisk.

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Examples

  • And then Calhoun taps his foot, and Libby laughed at Custer and struck a rousing chord, and they all brisked up, and Custer himself led them off in his cracked baritone until the rafters rang and feet stamped and the glasses swung in rhythm as they roared out in chorus:

    Isabelle

  • I will go back, but only to get brisked to go when I'm really desperate for a taste of Texas.

    La Profesora Abstraida

  • During its cocktail race, each competitor brisked around a track carrying on a silver tray "a Manhattan cocktail, the glass filled to the brim."

    Democracy in a Glass

  • As soon as the bacon was well under way, and Millie, her lymphatic aid, had been brisked up a bit by a few deftly chosen expressions of contempt, she carried the cloth, plates, and glasses into the parlour and began to lay them with the utmost eclat.

    The Invisible Man

  • Susan brisked up a little for the occasion, and looked very pretty as bridesmaid.

    Tales of all countries

  • Tom had, as she said, quite “brisked up”, had declared that he was not going to stand this thing any longer, had packed up three or four portmanteaus, and had had himself carried off to the nearest railway station in time for an afternoon train up to London.

    Ayala's Angel

  • And so she pulled her hat further over her face, and brisked up her steps in the direction of the BRAUSTRASSE — a street which she disliked, and never entered if she could avoid it.

    Maurice Guest

  • Tremulously weak and quite beyond the spearing of fish, he brisked up when told to go to the house for physic and food, returning in about an hour quite translated, to announce to the ribald boys that the mistress of the house was also a Christian.

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Tom had, as she said, quite "brisked up", had declared that he was not going to stand this thing any longer, had packed up three or four portmanteaus, and had had himself carried off to the nearest railway station in time for an afternoon train up to London.

    Ayala's Angel

  • As I talked, the high color faded from his wind-brisked cheeks, and his expression softened from anguish and fury to bewilderment, and gradually, to astonished belief.

    Dragonfly in Amber

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