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  • adj. comparative form of sprightly: more sprightly


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  • Incidentally, Lenten austerities have pared half a stone from my bulk – undetectable to the naked eye, but I feel sprightlier.

    Jean's Knitting

  • In an interview backstage after his address, the diminutive archbishop appeared even sprightlier and more eccentric than he did at a distance.

    The African in Him

  • It takes more than slightly sprightlier websites to change these attitudes.

    Alan Siegel: Uncle Sam Built it, but No One Came: Why Government Can't Communicate

  • While, sprightlier still, the jolly Jumper squalls;

    The Age Reviewed

  • Coriander, cayenne, and fresh sage give this salad some oomph; try the minty Indian-tinged variation for a sprightlier version.

    The Food Matters Cookbook

  • Rashid, though 50, feels sprightlier with each of his infant son Luka ' s milestones, and when he spoke for the first time — well!

    A Return to the Land of Rushdie

  • Every night, the moment the young ladies have retired to rest, does Miss Twinkleton smarten up her curls a little, brighten up her eyes a little, and become a sprightlier Miss Twinkleton than the young ladies have ever seen.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • In a trial run the previous day, a sprightlier vessel from the Egyptian navy had run aground.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as a "delightfully downtrodden debut," it spliced melancholy left-field rock with somewhat sprightlier accordions and brass.

    Now Playing Mainstream:

  • But perhaps she is the sprightlier, in order to give me, and Lord and

    Sir Charles Grandison


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