from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of spirit; spirited.


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  • Compared to Tia Maria and Kahlua it's a much thicker, darker and certainly more "spirity".


  • 'spirity' old lady, she will instantly undeceive me, and 'let me know who I am talking to.'

    Preliminary Report of the Commission Appointed by the University of Pennsylvania to Investigate Modern Spiritualism In Accordance with the Request of the Late Henry Seybert

  • I channeled Payton and was all spirity and excitable.

    Times Squared

  • It can be either a subtle, heathery masterpiece, or a spirity, grassy bore.

    he's gotta have his dip-tet, honey

  • The path between the coco-nuts to the beach passes close to two of the biggest trees, and from each as I strolled along, one sublime morning when the whole world was drenched with whiffs, strong, sweet and spirity, a drongo, flushed with excitement, flew down, bidding me begone in language that I am fully persuaded was meant to provoke a breach of the peace.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Tea-trees with white papery bark and pale yellow flowers dripping with spirity nectar, the sunflower-tree with its masses of gold, an occasional wattle, and slim palms mirror themselves, and here and there compact jungle, with its entanglement of ponderous vines and smothering creepers, shoulders away the salt-loving plants.

    Tropic Days

  • He was a spirity lad; and I knew it was very hard for him to be a slave.

    The Romance of the Civil War

  • He was an extraordinary affable man and very spirity, running about to waste no time in walking, and gave me a shilling, saying to me to be a truthful boy and tell my father.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • Patsy had been aware of the nervous tension in Sir Shawn's face, the occasional quiver of a nostril, "Like as if he was a horse, a spirity one, aisy frightened, like Spitfire,"

    Love of Brothers

  • Do you notice a sort of low, sweetish, spirity kind of scent?

    A Duet, with an Occasional Chorus


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