BRISK in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BRISK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
brisk
 a.  keen or sharp in speech or manner; active, fast, and energetic
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  Suddenly he heard the brisk play of sleigh-bells and a cutter passed him, drawn by a free-going horse.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  Their lazy, blurred voices fell pleasantly on his ears, but his own brisk brogue clung to his tongue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  For a few minutes they went through a brisk drill that brought perspiration to their foreheads and cheers and applause from the audience.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  Her voice was brisk and decisive and she made up her mind instantly and with no girlish shilly- shallying.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  He said the books at the store had to be balanced and business was brisk enough now to give him little time to attend to this in working hours.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
6  But, she felt approvingly, as she discovered her career of town-planning, she was now roused to being brisk and efficient herself.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  Shopping was a delight of brisk conferences.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  For some days we had very little wind; it was not till the nineteenth that a brisk gale from the northwest sprang up.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
9  Drawn into the waiting boat, they were quickly brought to the deck; but Tashtego was long in coming to, and Queequeg did not look very brisk.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 78. Cistern and Buckets.
10  "Wal, yes, tol'able fast, ther dying is; what with the 'climating and one thing and another, they dies so as to keep the market up pretty brisk," said Haley.'
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
11  The different men on the list were soon knocked off at prices which showed a pretty brisk demand in the market; two of them fell to Haley.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  I spects I 's the wickedest critter in the world; and Topsy would cut a summerset, and come up brisk and shining on to a higher perch, and evidently plume herself on the distinction.'
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
13  But, Sir Spaniel, there are some stars that--ahem--stay fixed; that shine, to put it in a nutshell, never so bright as by a sea-coal fire on a brisk morning.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
14  They had no alive happiness, no matter how brisk and good-looking they were.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
15  Finally he took the bell-rope in his hand and gave it a brisk tug.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
Example Sentence:
1  Taking a brisk walk can often induce a feeling of well-being.
2  When the horses reached the field they broke into a brisk trot.
3  "Come in!" called a brisk, familiar voice, as Ronny knocked lightly on the almost closed door.
4  According to one wag, the Court in Chatham is probably the only place in the town centre doing a brisk business, yet even here, footfall is dwindling.
5  He walked along briskly, twirling his cane in the air.
6  All these vehicles went by with a cheerful briskness; there was hardly ever a block for them in the traffic.