from The Century Dictionary.
- Lively; smart; chipper; feeling well; in good spirits.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective O. Eng. & Colloq. U. S. Active; lively; brisk; smart; -- often applied to convalescents.
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- adjective UK, US, in dialects
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Seems like Miss Daisy ain't lookin 'peart, this mornin'.
She had never in her life seen any one in knickerbockers and leggins before, and the memory of his amused her somewhat, yet she admitted to herself that they had seemed quite "peart" as she peered at them through the reeds.
Little gold-striped Van Thol is very good too, – bright and sonsy and "peart," as our freedmen say.
The little pigs were about two weeks old, very "peart" and lively, and everything was proceeding in a satisfactory manner, when one morning
The nervous, dapper, "peart" young man took the chair I offered him, and said he was connected with the Daily Thunderstorm, and added:
Quick she had always been and 'peart' (as we say on Exmoor) and gifted with a leap of thought too swift for me to follow; and hence you may find fault with much, when I report her sayings.
Muir-fowl-cgg i s a large peart which is nearly rounds being only a little flattened towards the eye, which is fome -
_pert_, pronounced "peart," and _pure_, bear the same meaning, of well in health and spirits.
One might have ventured to call her "peart," I think).
From being a petted cabin boy, Ted had grown to be something of a spoiled one, and was what the passengers thought rather too "peart" in his ways, while some of the crew insisted that he needed "takin 'down