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alacrity
used in Middlemarch

2 uses
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Definition
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • "I'll go with you," said Mr. Brooke, starting up with alacrity.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (89% in)
  • One morning when her uncle paid his usual visit, though with an unusual alacrity in his manner which he accounted for by saying that it was now pretty certain Parliament would be dissolved forthwith, Dorothea said— "Uncle, it is right now that I should consider who is to have the living at Lowick.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (56% in)

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