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He turns you adrift on the world with surprising alacrity.
From this he took a pencil and a card -- hesitated and considered for a moment -- wrote rapidly on the card -- and placed it, with the politest alacrity, in Miss Garth's hand.
I willingly obey the orders of my Chief," said The Vengeance with alacrity, and kissing her cheek.
Some of the boys about me put in their claim not to be forgotten in the distribution of the good things, as I got out of my seat with great alacrity.
With hasty alacrity Gurth obeyed him, while and the Jew followed, both wondering at the sudden change in the swineherd's demeanour.
At last, I fixed upon a resolution, for which it is probable I may incur some censure, and not unjustly; for I confess I owe the preserving of mine eyes, and consequently my liberty, to my own great rashness and want of experience; because, if I had then known the nature of princes and ministers, which I have since observed in many other courts, and their methods of treating criminals less obnoxious than myself, I should, with great alacrity and readiness, have submitted to so easy a punishment.
Tommy Brock squeezed himself into the rabbit hole with alacrity.
Sancho did so with great alacrity, and though the valise was secured by a chain and padlock, from its torn and rotten condition he was able to see its contents, which were four shirts of fine holland, and other articles of linen no less curious than clean; and in a handkerchief he found a good lot of gold crowns, and as soon as he saw them he exclaimed:
And then," said the Sheriff jumping up with alacrity, "we shall see on which side of the gate they stop over-night
The assiduous merchant, the laborious husbandman, the active mechanic, and the industrious manufacturer, -- all orders of men, look forward with eager expectation and growing alacrity to this pleasing reward of their toils.
They had seen in the origin and progress of the experiment, the alacrity with which the PROPOSITION, made by a single State (Virginia), towards a partial amendment of the Confederation, had been attended to and promoted.
They would follow me like dogs, rubbing their great snouts against my body in awkward evidence of affection, and respond to my every command with an alacrity and docility which caused the Martian warriors to ascribe to me the possession of some earthly power unknown on Mars.