Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a sprite (fairy creature).

Etymologies

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sprite +‎ -like

Examples

  • He was spritelike, quirky, and a bit dreamy, she thought.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • They become susceptible to infection, and in such dense quarters microbes or parasites or fungi, once established in one pig, will rush spritelike through the whole population.

    Deirdre Imus: Beyond Swine Flu - Could Factory Farms Be the Cause of the Next Man-Made Pandemic?

  • An ogre cook and spritelike maids came scurrying through the doors, followed by ghoulish creatures in business suits clutching papers in their hands.

    The Shadow Thieves

  • I pulled on it, and before I knew it, an energetic, spritelike woman was peering up at me.

    Life Shift

  • It took him an instant to recognize the sultry invitation, his own seductive phrase given back to him, its potency multiplied a thousand times by the look in her eyes, by the spritelike way she turned and led him further along the path.

    The Ideal Bride

  • Then, when he was jogging and noticed the sassy, spritelike beauty drawing on the riverbank near his house, he was more than surprised.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • I have nothing much there besides a cup of the tender buds of tea plucked by my own hands, and a pitcher of luscious wine, fermented by me as well as several spritelike singing and dancing maidens of great proficiency, and twelve ballads of spiritual song, recently completed, on the Dream of the Red

    Hung Lou Meng

  • She was unlike any other woman he had known, more spritelike than feminine.

    The Vineyard

  • She was a mild-voiced girl who, despite growing old at warp speed, seemed never to change in her spritelike innocence.

    Flashback

  • There were shafts and galleries and balconies, with more of the spritelike people crowding every available place.

    Night Arrant

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