Sentences Containing 'sprightly'
``How sprightly you are,''said Caderousse;``One would say you were already in possession of your property.''
Nothing, unless indeed the coarse buffoonery of Phillips, could be more out of place in an attempt to represent Cervantes, than a flippant, would-be facetious style, like that of Motteux's version for example, or the sprightly, jaunty air, French translators sometimes adopt.
If perchance thou shouldst come to know him, tell him from me that I do not hold myself aggrieved; for I know well what the temptations of the devil are, and that one of the greatest is putting it into a man's head that he can write and print a book by which he will get as much fame as money, and as much money as fame; and to prove it I will beg of you, in your own sprightly, pleasant way, to tell him this story.
She must on no account be offered for sale, unless, indeed, it be in heroic poems, moving tragedies, or sprightly and ingenious comedies.
Thus arrayed, and with an easy, sprightly, and gallant air, Don Quixote passed out into another room, where the student was waiting to entertain him while the table was being laid; for on the arrival of so distinguished a guest, Dona Christina was anxious to show that she knew how and was able to give a becoming reception to those who came to her house.
What gallant figure was it, what bold bearing, what sprightly grace, what comeliness of feature, which of these things by itself, or what all together, could have made her fall in love with you?
As Traddles seemed to expect that I should assent to this as a matter of course, I nodded; and he went on, with the same sprightly patience--I can find no better expression--as before.
My aunt said this in a sprightly way, and gave me a kiss to ratify the blessing.
It is written in anglified Scots, with a sprightly narrative and wry comic touches.
"Allmusic"'s Tom Demalon noted that "while there are some fun moments on "Lovebubble" (the sprightly pop of "Flower in My Hand"), most fans will find Book of Love's earlier work much more engaging and essential." Reviewing the 2009 reissue, "Popmatters"' Christel Loar gave "Lovebubble" a 5/10 and noted, "It gives the listener a taste of each individual’s personality and contribution to the whole.
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suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
enumerate - list; mention one by one