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buoyant
used in
The House of Mirth
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buoyant
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • She was still treading the buoyant ether which emanates from the high moments of life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The future seemed full of a vague promise, and all her apprehensions were swept out of sight on the buoyant current of her mood.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She could not herself have explained the sense of buoyancy which seemed to lift and swing her above the sun-suffused world at her feet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Miss Bart, on the contrary, borne forward on the wave of her buoyant grace, and neither shrinking from her friends nor appearing to lie in wait for them, gave to the encounter the touch of naturalness which she could impart to the most strained situations.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The noble buoyancy of her attitude, its suggestion of soaring grace, revealed the touch of poetry in her beauty that Selden always felt in her presence, yet lost the sense of when he was not with her.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The fact that her immediate anxieties were relieved did not blind her to a possibility of their recurrence; it merely gave her enough buoyancy to rise once more above her doubts and feel a renewed faith in her beauty, her power, and her general fitness to attract a brilliant destiny.  (not reviewed by editor)

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