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buoyant
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Jane Eyre
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  • Till morning dawned I was tossed on a buoyant but unquiet sea, where billows of trouble rolled under surges of joy.
  • They dispersed about the room, reminding me, by the lightness and buoyancy of their movements, of a flock of white plumy birds.

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  • Your habitual expression in those days, Jane, was a thoughtful look; not despondent, for you were not sickly; but not buoyant, for you had little hope, and no actual pleasure.

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as in: buoyant force or market Define
tending to float or rise; or making other things float
as in: buoyant personality Define
characterized by lightheartedness or a tendency to maintain or quickly recover cheerfulness after setbacks
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