BUOYANT in a Sentence

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buoyant
 a.  able to float; cheerful and optimistic
Classic Sentence:
1  The future seemed full of a vague promise, and all her apprehensions were swept out of sight on the buoyant current of her mood.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
2  She was still treading the buoyant ether which emanates from the high moments of life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
3  Guy Pollock wrote to a cousin, a temporary army captain, a confiding and buoyant lad who took Carol to tea-dances, and laughed, as she had always wanted some one to laugh, about nothing in particular.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  Though apparently the most massive, it is by far the most buoyant part about him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
5  But there are instances where, after the lapse of many hours or several days, the sunken whale again rises, more buoyant than in life.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
6  On the contrary, an airy and innocent playfulness seemed to flicker like the shadow of summer leaves over her childish face, and around her buoyant figure.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  Till morning dawned I was tossed on a buoyant but unquiet sea, where billows of trouble rolled under surges of joy.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
8  Your habitual expression in those days, Jane, was a thoughtful look; not despondent, for you were not sickly; but not buoyant, for you had little hope, and no actual pleasure.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  She looked, as she crossed the lawn to the strains of the gramophone, goddess-like, buoyant, abundant, her cornucopia running over.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
10  For she turned, and Giles stepped forward; and the light breeze which the meteorologist had foretold fluttered her skirts; and she went, like a goddess, buoyant, abundant, with flower-chained captives following in her wake.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
11  She turned away and was about to ask the countess again how to go to him, when light, impetuous, and seemingly buoyant steps were heard at the door.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER XIV
12  The air is so unusually clear, the clouds sail on so buoyantly, and from the green herbage a fragrance is exhaled that fills me with delight.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Example Sentence:
1  Cork is a very buoyant material.
2  Share prices were buoyant today in active trading.
3  In the last decade of his life he grew less buoyant.
4  When the boat capsized, her buoyant life jacket kept Jody afloat.
5  Consumers have so far continued buying GM cars and trucks with little regard for the recalls, and the company's stock has remained buoyant on signs that sales are holding up in the crucial U.S. market.