alacrity


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Synonyms for alacrity

Synonyms for alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

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Sir William and Lady Lucas were speedily applied to for their consent; and it was bestowed with a most joyful alacrity. Mr.
He was jeered at for his alacrity in retreating; his report was treated as a false alarm; his brother trappers contented themselves with reconnoitring the fort at a distance, and pronounced that it was deserted.
Ferguson had a servant who answered with alacrity to the name of Joe.
"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.
Moore, I could manage better; and when my father read "Lalla Rookh" to my mother I sat up to listen, and entered into all the woes of Iran in the story of the "Fire Worshippers." I drew the line at the "Veiled Prophet of Khorassan," though I had some sense of the humor of the poet's conception of the critic in "Fadladeen." But I liked Scott's poems far better, and got from Ispahan to Edinburgh with a glad alacrity of fancy.
'With pleasure!' cried my mother, proceeding with alacrity to pull the bell and order the favoured beverage.
As my gentleman therefore entertained his neighbours with great hospitality, so his neighbours resorted to him with great alacrity; and sports and drinking consumed so much of his time, that a small part of his conversation, that is to say, of his ill-humours, fell to my share.
Mr Willet was by no means disposed to stand there listening by himself, especially as the walls were very thick; so descended, with much greater alacrity than he had come up, and joined his friends below.
So far from walking up, the gentlemen on the stairs began to walk down with great alacrity, and to entreat, with extraordinary politeness, that the gentlemen nearest the street would go first; the gentlemen nearest the street retorted, with equal courtesy, that they couldn't think of such a thing on any account; but they did it, without thinking of it, inasmuch as the other gentlemen pressing some half-dozen (among whom was Nicholas) forward, and closing up behind, pushed them, not merely up the stairs, but into the very sitting-room of Mr Gregsbury, which they were thus compelled to enter with most unseemly precipitation, and without the means of retreat; the press behind them, more than filling the apartment.
'Might!' cried Nicholas, with great alacrity; 'of course I shall.
Nicholas, therefore, not being a high-spirited young man according to common parlance, and deeming it a greater degradation to borrow, for the supply of his necessities, from Newman Noggs, than to teach French to the little Kenwigses for five shillings a week, accepted the offer with the alacrity already described, and betook himself to the first floor with all convenient speed.
More seriously, the alacrity with which your reporters dragged the president's name into a debate ostensibly about statistical methodology is astonishing, to say the least.
Long Beach, CA, July 23, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Alacrity Energy LLC, advanced energy solutions company relocates its headquarters from Signal Hill to its new HQ in Long Beach CA.
Cardiff-based health technology firm Concentric Health has secured a PS350,000 investment from innovation agency Innovate UK, while Hut Six - which came out of the Alacrity Foundation's entrepreneurship programme in Newport - has secured a PS450,000 equity investment in a funding round that included the Development Bank of Wales, as well as existing and angel investors.
'Without going thru a bicameral conference and without giving notice to the members of the House Labor Committee, the House Labor Committee chair killed with alacrity HB 6908 and substituted it with SB 1826,' Matula said.