1 With hasty alacrity Gurth obeyed him, while Wamba and the Jew followed, both wondering at the sudden change in the swineherd's demeanour.
2 They promised implicit obedience, and departed with alacrity on their different errands.
3 Betsey went with alacrity, proud to shew her abilities before her fine new sister.
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4 'By all means,' observed Mr. Bumble, with great alacrity.
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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.
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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.
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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.
8 The boy, who clearly had had too much of a good thing, marched away into the shadows with alacrity.
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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.
10 The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.
11 Victor Lebrun, who happened to be in the city, bent upon relaxation, had accepted with alacrity.
12 More than two thousand raving savages broke from the forest at the signal, and threw themselves across the fatal plain with instinctive alacrity.
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13 "Missis is a heap too good for us," said Sam, making his bow with alacrity, and departing.
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14 This personage had been exerting himself, with great alacrity, in driving all the flock of domestics to the other end of the verandah.
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15 Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.
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