Definition of Sprightlinesses

1. sprightliness [n] - See also: sprightliness



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprightlinesses

spriggers
spriggier
spriggiest
sprigging
spriggite
spriggy
spright
sprighted
sprightful
sprightfully
sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness
sprightlinesses (current term)
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded

Literary usage of Sprightlinesses

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1. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1824)
"... neatly. of them being familiar to our recollection: but he has the merit — Our readers must have a few Spring- sprightlinesses. ' " How do YOU know ? ..."

2. The Life of Charles Lamb by Edward Verrall Lucas (1907)
"In the Elia essay on " Newspapers " is this amusing passage: " While we were wringing out coy sprightlinesses for the Post [in 1802-03], and writhing under ..."

3. The Works of Charles Lamb: to which are prefixed his letters, and a sketch by Charles Lamb (1871)
"While we were wringing out coy sprightlinesses for The Post, and writhing under the toil of what is called " easy writing," Bob Allen, ..."

4. The Fourth Estate: Contributions Towards a History of Newspapers, and of the by Frederick Knight Hunt (1850)
"While we were ringing out coy sprightlinesses for The Post, and writhing under the toil of what is called ' easy writing,' Bob Allen, ..."

5. The Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie (1893)
"... or is supposed to take, from the flippancy of girlhood those sprightlinesses with which some good-natured old maids oblige the world at threescore. ..."

6. The Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb (1892)
"While we were wringing out coy sprightlinesses for the Post, and writhing under the toil of what is called "easy writing," Bob Allen, our quondam school- ..."

7. The Essays of Elia by Charles Lamb (1856)
"... and Daniel, and ourselves, to do us justice, did the best we could on this side bursting him. While we were wringing out coy sprightlinesses for the ..."

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