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Definition of Spryness
1. the quality or state of being spry [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Spryness
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... had no large intestines lived to an advanced age, particularly birds, which preserve their youthful agility and spryness to the end of their long span. ..."
2. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1922)
"... and so we instinctively make more effort to compensate our clumsiness by spryness and gently resist the kindly offices and tokens of respect to which ..."
3. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1882)
"A wonderful change has come over Jennie Gillies, an annoying' development of spryness. Her novel cast aside, she displays a remarkable interest in the ..."
4. Dramatic Opinions and Essays: With an Apology by Bernard Shaw (1907)
"It is all hopeless: the charm of Benedick cannot be realised by the spryness of the actor's legs, the flashing of his teeth, or the rattle of his laugh: ..."