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vivacious
used in Oliver Twist

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having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
  • 'Then you're a cruel man,' said the matron vivaciously, as she held out her hand for the beadle's cup; 'and a very hard-hearted man besides.'
    Chapter 23 — Which Contains the Substance of a Pleasant Conversation.... (67% in)
  • In obedience to this hint, the boys, nodding to Nancy, took up their hats, and left the room; the Dodger and his vivacious friend indulging, as they went, in many witticisms at the expense of Mr. Chitling; in whose conduct, it is but justice to say, there was nothing very conspicuous or peculiar: inasmuch as there are a great number of spirited young bloods upon town, who pay a much higher price than Mr. Chitling for being seen in good society: and a great number of fine gentlemen...
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (49% in)

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