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Definition happy and energetic
  • Her family was jumping for joy, but she was less ebullient.
ebullient = filled with energy and joy
  • The puppy alternates between ebullience and sleep.
  • ebullience = joyous energy
  • Miss Riley taught our class without her usual ebullience, the corners of her mouth turned down.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • ebullience = being happy and energetic
  • I was Mary's little sister—excited, ebullient, alive.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • "She was so charming, I simply must do something for her," cried Marie in ebullient French.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • Some of his e-mails were ebullient:
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • By turns he could be affectionate or morose, reserved or ebullient.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • ...the ebullient Bangladeshi professor who much later won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering microfinance.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • He was extremely nervous and extremely jealous of other tenors and he covered his nervous jealousy with an ebullient friendliness.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • Then, with the martyred expression of a parent who has to keep up with the senseless ebullience of the children,
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • ebullience = joyous enthusiasm
  • One day the manager of Webster Clothes, a menswear store across the road, had come into the drugstore and, admiring Kathy's ebullient personality, asked her if she'd be willing to quit KB or, if not, take a second job at Webster.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • ebullient = happy and energetic
  • The College of Cardinals bristled with ebullience and electricity as they streamed back into the Sistine Chapel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • It was like a stroll through her ebullient erotic mind.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Glenn Gould at the piano, wild-haired, ebullient, head thrown back, emissary from the realm of angels, rapt and consumed by the sublime!
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • From the crafty ebullience of a rakshasa with a new idea into a gossipy Malayali with a scandal to spread.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Ebullient and direct, she'd grown up in northern California, where her father had introduced her to camping, hiking, and skiing as a young girl.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • His feet he pulled proudly up in a high-kicking march of victory - an ebullient, primitive goose-step.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • He received Martin with no vast ebullience, and his stare said, "Well, what do you want?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Behrens was so pleased and flattered that he was almost ebullient.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • His mood had turned from ebullient to despairing; she had pushed him past a breaking point.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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