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Definition of Sprightly

  • Sprightlike, or spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air; a sprightly dance.

How to use sprightly in a sentence. Sprightly pronunciation.

Advanced in life-a slow rider, and not a very sprightly horse-in the night-alone-twenty miles from home.
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There was sprightly conversation, in which the host, obviously glad of his wife's absence, took a moderate part.
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When the door closed upon her, the three young men discussed her character with sprightly freedom.
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By turns she was mawkish and sprightly, tearful and giggling.
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Let us go and sup with some sprightly people whose virtue is extraordinary.
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By Fate full many a heart has been undone, And many a sprightly rose made woe-begone; Plume thee not on thy lusty youth and strength: Full many a bud is blasted ere its bloom.
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And, so, while Madame Berthe Louison and Captain Anstruther lingered au cabinet particulier, over their Chablis and Ostend oysters, the recouped gambler extended his store of mental acquirement, by tender converse with the two sprightly belles of the Windy City.
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Major Hawke was mystified at the daring personal independence of the sprightly young heiress.
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He saw also the look which Ruth threw toward Mrs. Morris, where that lady and Godfrey moved slowly in conversation,-he ever so sedate, she ever so sprightly.
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He wrote an answer while she stayed, and while Ruth listened elatedly to her sprightly account of how well Isabel still bore the burden of nursing a most loving but most nervous husband.
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It was all very well in the mouth of the sprightly, sentimental Benoit; it was hateful foolishness in Farette.
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But most of the penitents came down, very sprightly and fresh, as having done a real good substantial deed which it would take a good deal of sin to counterbalance; and the old gentleman in the watch-box was down upon them with his canister while they were in this humour, I promise you.
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Here enter you all ladies of high birth, Delicious, stately, charming, full of mirth, Ingenious, lovely, miniard, proper, fair, Magnetic, graceful, splendid, pleasant, rare, Obliging, sprightly, virtuous, young, solacious, Kind, neat, quick, feat, bright, compt, ripe, choice, dear, precious.
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Thus went away those brave fellows and sprightly blades most merrily, and because they were fresh and had been at rest, they very often jummed and fanfreluched almost at every field's end, and this is the cause why the leagues about Paris are so short.
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Don't you know that formerly the Amycleans worshipped the noble Bacchus above all other gods, and gave him the name of Psila, which in the Doric dialect signifies wings; for, as the birds raise themselves by a towering flight with their wings above the clouds, so, with the help of soaring Bacchus, the powerful juice of the grape, our spirits are exalted to a pitch above themselves, our bodies are more sprightly, and their earthly parts become soft and pliant.
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She was happy, happy in her youth and ignorance; she could play all those sprightly measures, her spirit as light and conscience-free; she could sing, she could laugh, she could dance.
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And it was true that sprightly Bobby Bobolink and his dashing friends made no attempt to sing together.
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And feeling quite happy and care-free, Bobby began to sing one of his most sprightly songs.
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He had even been known to speak in a slighting way of his cousin, Jolly Robin, not only because he was so sprightly and cheerful, but because he always wore a red waistcoat.
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A sparkling eye beneath a wrinkled front The veteran shows, and gracing a gray beard With youthful smiles, descends towards the grave Sprightly, and old almost without decay.
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Examples of Sprightly

Example #1
Think of the lonesomeness; the time for the tempter to come and lead him to distrust in his Lord.
Example #2
No one had offered to pay his expenses-he had not a farthing in his pocket.
Example #3
Whilst she talked of it with Nancy, Peachey and Luckworth Crewe came in together.
Example #4
Presently, Miss. Lord and he found themselves gossiping alone; the other two had moved aside, and, as a look informed Nancy, were deep in confidential dialogue.
Example #5
Beatrice, the while, splendidly indifferent to the remarks she could easily divine, made a rapid examination of loose papers lying on Crewe's desk, read several letters, opened several books, and found nothing that interested her until, on turning over a slip of paper with pencilled figures upon it, she discovered a hotel-bill, the heading: Royal Hotel, Falmouth.
Example #6
Crewe was absent, but one of three clerks, who occupied his largest room, informed her that it could not be very long before he returned, and being so familiar a figure here, she was permitted to wait in the agent's sanctum.