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His second was a personal confidence-restorer, exchanging passes with Eden Hazard and Pedro and showing a sprightliness that only occasionally surfaces before finishing with a style that is equally fleeting.
In this sense, Tennyson's son summed up his father's view on Keats's poetic powers, pointing out the keen imagination and the perfect magical lightness, sprightliness, naturalness of Keats's poetic pen which had the capacity to create masterpieces by a mere stroke--the equivalent in poetry of van Gogh's painting skill:
The Mazda is a pin-sharp drive, the Mondeo tries to blend size and sprightliness, but the Superb makes no real pretence at sportiness, instead offering a reassuring heft and vaultlike build quality.
When he's playing Glenn, the band leader, that undiminished sprightliness and beaming grin means you can forget for a while that Steele is playing a man half his age.
As for the OED's onomatopoetic explanation, we need not speculate on what human or other sound spraich might be seeking to imitate, when we consider Scottish Gaelic spraic, variously (with regional emphases) 'reprimand, frown, command, vigor, exertion, sprightliness, cleverness' (related forms are the adjective spraicell and the action noun spraicealachd).
Her sprightliness, however, didn't deter Judge Richard Posner from naming her "one of the top 100 Public Intellectuals" in the United States.
The Mazda is a pinsharp drive, the Mondeo tries to blend size and sprightliness, but the Superb makes no real pretence at sportiness, instead offering a reassuring heft and vault-like build quality.
Hope gave sprightliness to their steps, and enthusiasm into their heart.
With sprightliness he almost skips from stone to stone leading to the other side of the pond with its Rainbow Bridge and pair of bronze cranes, a symbol of longevity and happiness.
The writer withheld even the slightest gesture of fatherly affability, much less the verbal "simplicity, sprightliness, and wit" that was expected and featured in letters written by eighteenth-century gentlemen.
When I am in the best health, my tide of animal sprightliness flows with great equality, so that I am never, at any time, exalted in proportion as I am sometimes depressed.
Sharma is borderline exhausting in her sprightliness, but more often than not, and especially when she swirls and shimmies while singing an uninhibited ode to "falling in love with myself," she, like the pic itself, is well-nigh impossible to resist.