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 Meanings and Examples of BRISKNESS
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briskness
 n.  liveliness and eagerness; quickness; vigor or rapidity in action
Classic Sentence: (104 in 7 pages)
1  He was still a pale young gentleman, and had a certain conquered languor about him in the midst of his spirits and briskness, that did not seem indicative of natural strength.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
2  His blue bag was slung over his shoulder, honest industry beamed in his eyes, a determination to proceed to Trabb's with cheerful briskness was indicated in his gait.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
3  The stranger might have numbered sixty or sixty-five years; but a certain briskness and appearance of vigor in his movements made it probable that he was aged more from captivity than the course of time.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
4  Nay, he made this foil of his so very widely known, that third parties took it up, and handled it on some occasions with considerable briskness.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
5  The prince walked in quickly and jauntily as was his wont, as if intentionally contrasting the briskness of his manners with the strict formality of his house.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXVII
6  Just through the shoulder, said Mrs. Merriwether briskly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  He touched up the mare with the whip and she trotted briskly across Five Points and across the railroad tracks that cut the town in two.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  She spoke as briskly and naturally as if her husband were alive and in Jonesboro and a short buggy ride would bring them together.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
9  Grandma fanned herself with her palmetto leaf and went on briskly: "I don't approve of the match any more than you do but I'm practical and so are you."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
10  She started briskly up the street toward home and the blocks seemed very long.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
11  He closed the door briskly, and made a whirling gesture with his right hand, out of pure bliss.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
12  Then Jurgis went one way and his friend the other, walking briskly.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
13  The brigade was hurrying briskly to be gulped into the infernal mouths of the war god.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
14  He heard then the noise of a fire crackling briskly in the cold air, and, turning his head, he saw his friend pottering busily about a small blaze.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
15  They slid down behind it with remarkable celerity, and from this position they began briskly to slice up the blue men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence:
1  All these vehicles went by with a cheerful briskness; there was hardly ever a block for them in the traffic.
2  He walked along briskly, twirling his cane in the air.
3  Taking a brisk walk can often induce a feeling of well-being.
4  When the horses reached the field they broke into a brisk trot.
5  "Come in!" called a brisk, familiar voice, as Ronny knocked lightly on the almost closed door.
6  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.