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alacrity
used in Pride and Prejudice

5 uses
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Definition
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • Sir William and Lady Lucas were speedily applied to for their consent; and it was bestowed with a most joyful alacrity.
    Chapter 22 (25% in)
  • Miss Bingley moved with some alacrity to the pianoforte; and, after a polite request that Elizabeth would lead the way which the other as politely and more earnestly negatived, she seated herself.
    Chapter 10 (65% in)
  • He carved, and ate, and praised with delighted alacrity; and every dish was commended, first by him and then by Sir William, who was now enough recovered to echo whatever his son-in-law said, in a manner which Elizabeth wondered Lady Catherine could bear.
    Chapter 29 (43% in)
  • Her mother stepped forwards, embraced her, and welcomed her with rapture; gave her hand, with an affectionate smile, to Wickham, who followed his lady; and wished them both joy with an alacrity which shewed no doubt of their happiness.
    Chapter 51 (9% in)
  • Yes, he had no engagement at all for to-morrow; and her invitation was accepted with alacrity.
    Chapter 55 (5% in)

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