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Definition of "sprightliness" []

  • The property of being sprightly. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sprightliness" in a sentence
  • "But nature has liberally supplied them with a fund of wit and sprightliness, which is certainly no small inducement to those, who have only transient glimpses of their charms, to wish very earnestly for a removal of those impediments, that obstruct their more frequent presence."
  • "Many of her letters have been preserved, and show a sprightliness which is well borne out by her portrait, that of a charming old lady in a turban, with bright eyes and a humorous mouth."
  • "She was not without a certain kind of sprightliness that passed for intelligence; and she could by her adroitness of manoeuvre"