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alacrity
used in 1776

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Definition
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
  • The Hessians and our Highlanders gave no quarters [the letter read], and it was a fine thing to see with what alacrity they dispatched the rebels with their bayonets after we had surrendered them so that they could not resist....
    p. 181.3

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