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buoyant
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Then she had been pale and sad but there had been a buoyancy about her.
  • Now that buoyancy had gone, as if the surrender had taken all hope from her.

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  • There was something about the prospect of a struggle of wits with a man—with any man—that put her on her mettle and, after months of battling against countless discouragements, the knowledge that she was at last facing a definite adversary, one whom she might unhorse by her own efforts, gave her a buoyant sensation.

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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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