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alacrity
used in Of Human Bondage

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Definition
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • She asked Herr Sung if he would not come and sit at her end, and he with his unfailing politeness accepted with alacrity.
    29-30 — Chapters 29-30 (57% in)
  • Philip stared at her in surprise, for the one thing she could be counted upon to do with alacrity was to give advice.
    45-46 — Chapters 45-46 (74% in)
  • "It's very rough,' said Athelny, but he gave it to Philip with an alacrity which suggested that he was eager for him to read it.
    85-86 — Chapters 85-86 (85% in)

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