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  • adjective comparative form of spry: more spry

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Examples

  • And a younger, sprier Edwards fearlessly taunted his tormentor, U.S. Attorney John Volz, once rising to his feet for a toast in a French Quarter bar while trilling, “When my moods are over, and my time has come to pass, I hope they bury me upside down, so Volz can kiss my ass.”

    FLY FISHING WITH DARTH VADER

  • A younger, sprier servant came up to them and told Hajjaj, "Your Excellency, your secretary would speak to you by crystal."

    Rulers of the Darkness

  • He knew he was tougher than he looked-yes, and a lot sprier than he let on-but he was no match for a street-gang.

    The Chrome Borne

  • He knew he was tougher than he looked-yes, and a lot sprier than he let on-but he was no match for a street-gang.

    Omnibus

  • He knew he was tougher than he looked-yes, and a lot sprier than he let on-but he was no match for a street-gang.

    Born To Run

  • Major Marshall was younger and sprier, but the journey had taken its toll on him, too.

    The Guns Of The South

  • Some had been frankly told that they were too old, that a sprier man was needed; others had given occasion, by some act of carelessness or incompetence; with most, however, the occasion had been the same as with Jurgis.

    The Jungle

  • But I'm sprier than a chipmunk, save a touch of the lumbago,

    Rhymes of a Red Cross Man

  • Now, with Jasper and Mrs. Jay both flying at him, Frisky had to be sprier than ever.

    The Tale of Frisky Squirrel

  • It was easy, in the daytime, for the squirrels to keep out of Fatty's way, when he wandered through the tree-tops, for the squirrels were much sprier than Fatty.

    Sleepy-Time Tales: the Tale of Fatty Coon

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