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Definition quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • She completed each assignment with alacrity.
alacrity = quickness
  • She accepted the invitation with alacrity.
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.
    Twain, Mark  --  Tom Sawyer
  • She did it with a pleased alacrity and a heightened enthusiasm.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • The hunters sallied forth with keen alacrity, and soon returned laden with provisions.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • Sir William and Lady Lucas were speedily applied to for their consent; and it was bestowed with a most joyful alacrity.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "I should be most happy," replied he aloud, and jumping up with alacrity, "it would give me the greatest pleasure;"
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • alacrity = quickness
  • "Give me the Herr's luggage," said the driver, and with exceeding alacrity my bags were handed out and put in the caleche.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • alacrity = quickness
  • "I willingly obey the orders of my Chief," said The Vengeance with alacrity, and kissing her cheek.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • I have not that alacrity of spirit
    Nor cheer of mind that I was wont to have.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • Needless to say, I accepted with alacrity.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • The passengers granted the request with alacrity, and straightway disappeared on the platform.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • alacrity = quickness
  • Victor Lebrun ... accepted with alacrity.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • alacrity = eagerness
  • "All right," Beauty Smith spoke up with the alacrity of fear.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • alacrity = liveliness
  • And then a number of brisk young men began with remarkable alacrity to tidy up the goods that remained disturbed.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • I proceeded in my electrical experiments with great alacrity;
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • I have a kind of alacrity in sinking;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • alacrity = an eagerness to do something
  • Her reply came with surprising alacrity.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • (With alacrity, suddenly looking at George) Oh, yes!
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • alacrity = eagerness
  • More than two thousand raving savages broke from the forest at the signal, and threw themselves across the fatal plain with instinctive alacrity.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness

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