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When the two girls met, and flew into each other's arms with that impetuosity which distinguishes the behaviour of young ladies towards each other, Rebecca performed her part of the embrace with the most perfect briskness and energy.
Chief Inspector Heat, on the other hand, after watching him for a while, stepped out with the purposeful briskness of a man disregarding indeed the inclemencies of the weather, but conscious of having an authorised mission on this earth and the moral support of his kind.
Nay, he made this foil of his so very widely known, that third parties took it up, and handled it on some occasions with considerable briskness.
The decanters passed from hand to hand with unwonted briskness, and Mr.
The very dogs were all asleep, and the flies, drunk with moist sugar in the grocer's shop, forgot their wings and briskness, and baked to death in dusty corners of the window.
Greg crossed the room with a briskness unusual in a casual setting.
Our drinks were served with admirable briskness - a pint of Purity Longhorn IPA (PS5) and a 175ml chardonnay (PS6.
The lilt of the Irish, the briskness of the Scottish and the gentle fluid tones of the Welsh, all distinctive and special to their users.
Briskness or sluggishness of tendon jerks, or abdominal reflexes, is only of significance in relation to other evidence or when one-sided" (43).
Compared to the preceding songs, the music on "Lonesome Hills'' is relatively upbeat, and the briskness cuts through the listener like wind, reflecting lyrics such as "I felt the chill of the autumn breeze/and knew that I had to go,'' and the even more sinister, "There is no hiding what I will become/if I stay here/I had to save you from myself.
An entrancing, delicious cup with high floral aromatics and a delicate briskness.
Unfortunately for him, his birthday fell on January 2nd, and Arnold and Marge had decided, with secular briskness, to combine his Hanukkah present and birthday present into one somewhat larger gift.