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alacrity
used in The Mill on the Floss

6 uses
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Definition
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • Yet the excellent dog accepted Tom's attention with as much alacrity as if he had been treated quite generously.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Aunts and Uncles Are Coming (43% in)
  • With the dessert there came entire deliverance for Maggie, for the children were told they might have their nuts and wine in the summer-house, since the day was so mild; and they scampered out among the budding bushes of the garden with the alacrity of small animals getting from under a burning glass.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (72% in)
  • Mrs. Tulliver was an amiable fish of this kind, and after running her head against the same resisting medium for thirteen years would go at it again to-day with undulled alacrity.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (4% in)
  • Certainly not Furley, for Mr. Tulliver had determined that Furley should meet his plans with the utmost alacrity; and there are men whoses brains have not yet been dangerously heated by the loss of a lawsuit, who are apt to see in their own interest or desires a motive for other men's actions.
    3.1 -- Book 3 Chapter 1 -- What Had Happened at Home (13% in)
  • As it is, we are reduced to ask services of knights and squires, who do not seem to offer them with great alacrity.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (22% in)
  • But at least they had Dutch cleanliness, which makes all other inconveniences tolerable; and the boat cushions were spread into a couch for Maggie on the poop with all alacrity.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (88% in)

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