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jaunty
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
appearing cheerful, lively, and self-confident
  • There were a few middle-aged and even elderly women in the train, their silver-wiry hair and wrinkled faces, scourged by time and trouble, having almost a grotesque, certainly a pathetic, appearance in such a jaunty situation.
    1 — The Maiden (10% in)
  • It was obvious at a glance that the original Weltlust had come back; that he had restored himself, as nearly as a man could do who had grown three or four years older, to the old jaunty, slapdash guise under which Tess had first known her admirer, and cousin so-called.
    6 — The Convert (38% in)

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