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 Meanings and Examples of JAUNTY
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 a.  gay in manner, appearance, or action; easy and carefree
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  They marched in good order, jaunty for all their rags, their torn red battle flags flying in the rain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
2  He was dirty and unshaven and without a cravat but somehow jaunty despite his dishabille, and his dark eyes were snapping joyfully at the sight of her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
3  She went to Vida with a jaunty, "I think I shall work for you."
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIX
4  They produced a photograph taken just before I went away to college: a tall youth in striped trousers and a straw hat, trying to look easy and jaunty.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
5  But he moved very quickly, and there was an air of jaunty liveliness about him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
6  The brigade was jaunty and seemed to point a proud thumb at the yelling wood.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
7  He and all of them were laughing; but, seeing me, Zverkov drew himself up a little, walked up to me deliberately with a slight, rather jaunty bend from the waist.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: IV
8  The jaunty infantry officer who just before the battle had rushed out of Tushin's wattle shed was laid, with a bullet in his stomach, on "Matvevna's" carriage.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
9  Anatole followed him with his usual jaunty step but his face betrayed anxiety.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX
10  She was hurrying off as she talked--her brown hand waved a jaunty salute as she melted into her party at the door.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
11  Kitty was walking there with her mother and the Moscow colonel, smart and jaunty in his European coat, bought ready-made at Frankfort.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 31
12  The moon shone upon him, and I could distinguish the dapper shape and jaunty walk of the naturalist.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
13  The son, on the other hand, had dropped all that jaunty, dashing style which had characterized him, and the ferocity of a dangerous wild beast gleamed in his dark eyes and distorted his handsome features.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
14  With that Jo marched straight away and the rest followed, a bright little band of sisters, all looking their best in summer suits, with happy faces under the jaunty hatbrims.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWELVE
15  I noticed that she wore her evening dress, all her dresses, like sports clothes--there was a jauntiness about her movements as if she had first learned to walk upon golf courses on clean, crisp mornings.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 3
Example Sentence:
1  In An American in Paris, Gene Kelly sang and danced his way through "Singing in the Rain" in a properly jaunty style.