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jaunty
used in Gone with the Wind

7 uses
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Definition
appearing cheerful, lively, and self-confident
  • They marched in good order, jaunty for all their rags, their torn red battle flags flying in the rain.
    3.18 (64% in)
  • In the militia, there were many middle-aged men and some older men but there was a fair sprinkling of men of military age who did not carry themselves quite so jauntily as their elders or their juniors.
    2.9 (27% in)
  • But as she hurried toward the incensed group, she saw Rhett bow jauntily and start toward the doorway through the crowd.
    2.12 (81% in)
  • Scarlett shivered as she watched him run down the walk to the carriage, his saber glinting in the feeble winter sunlight, the fringe of his sash dancing jauntily.
    2.15 (**% in)
  • There were graybeards older than her father trying to step jauntily along in the needlefine rain to the rhythm of the fife and drum corps.
    3.18 (8% in)
  • "Why?" he laughed jauntily.
    3.23 (84% in)
  • He was dirty and unshaven and without a cravat but somehow jaunty despite his dishabille, and his dark eyes were snapping joyfully at the sight of her.
    4.34 (22% in)

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