ALACRITY in a Sentence

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alacrity
 n.  cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  With hasty alacrity Gurth obeyed him, while Wamba and the Jew followed, both wondering at the sudden change in the swineherd's demeanour.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
2  They promised implicit obedience, and departed with alacrity on their different errands.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
3  Betsey went with alacrity, proud to shew her abilities before her fine new sister.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
4  'By all means,' observed Mr. Bumble, with great alacrity.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  The girl jumped up, with great alacrity; poured it quickly out, but with her back towards him; and held the vessel to his lips, while he drank off the contents.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
6  Mr. Brownlow merely nodded to Mr. Grimwig, who disappearing with great alacrity, shortly returned, pushing in Mrs. Bumble, and dragging her unwilling consort after him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
7  There could be only the most proper alacrity, a most obliging compliance for public view; and smiles reined in and spirits dancing in private rapture.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  The boy, who clearly had had too much of a good thing, marched away into the shadows with alacrity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
9  But the advocate of freedom in marriage was as much disappointed as a drooping bride at the alacrity with which he took that freedom and escaped to the world of men's affairs.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
10  The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
11  Victor Lebrun, who happened to be in the city, bent upon relaxation, had accepted with alacrity.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
12  More than two thousand raving savages broke from the forest at the signal, and threw themselves across the fatal plain with instinctive alacrity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
13  "Missis is a heap too good for us," said Sam, making his bow with alacrity, and departing.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  This personage had been exerting himself, with great alacrity, in driving all the flock of domestics to the other end of the verandah.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
15  Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence:
1  Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.