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  • adj. superlative form of sprightly: most sprightly.


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  • The sprightliest is The Banjo, no longer a paean to the instrument as in the Broadway version but now a "dance sensation" - a concept that sets the number up much better and gives the talented, hardworking dance ensemble its best chance to ignite the show. which in stage form remains a second-tier work. Chronicle

  • The travel and time schedules of a presidential campaign are brutally taxing even for the sprightliest of contenders.

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  • On her debut album, "Sparks Fly," she was aided by the likes of Kesha, Avril Lavigne and pop svengali Dr. Luke, but on Sunday she was on her own: She sang one of the evening's sprightliest numbers, "Last Christmas" by George Michael's first band, the '80s duo Wham!

    'Christmas in Washington,' warm and fuzzy

  • But far worse was the complete lack of wheelchair access to the river - indeed, only the hardiest and sprightliest rambler would have had any hope of getting near it.

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  • Great Pavilionstone Hotel, the sprightliest porters under the sun, whose cheerful looks are a pleasant welcome, shoulder your luggage, drive it off in vans, bowl it away in trucks, and enjoy themselves in playing athletic games with it.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • He had been talking in the sprightliest mood before, but he sunk at once into utter silence, and in a few moments got up and left the house.

    Washington Irving

  • Hence it is that Fire itself is splendid beyond all material bodies, holding the rank of Ideal-Principle to the other elements, making ever upwards, the subtlest and sprightliest of all bodies, as very near to the unembodied; itself alone admitting no other, all the others penetrated by it: for they take warmth but this is never cold; it has colour primally; they receive the

    The Six Enneads.

  • Guilt often casts a damp over our sprightliest hours.

    English Grammar in Familiar Lectures

  • Hannah is a little bantam, with tufted head and large eyes, the smallest but the sprightliest of the family: she always tumbles in amongst the rest, and gets the first taste of every thing; and her mother allows her to do it.

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  • France, as a whole, is reputed to be the gayest and sprightliest of nations.

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