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The sprightly gentleman with the black hair as suddenly put his head round the beam on the right, and said, 'Look out there, darlings
Silas took off his glasses again--finding himself too intensely disgusted by the sprightly appearance of his friend and partner to bear a magnified view of him and made the inquiry:
John Bunsby, himself, a man of forty-five or thereabouts, vigorous, sunburnt, with a sprightly expression of the eye, and energetic and self-reliant countenance, would have inspired confidence in the most timid.
Another man stepped forward in almost a sprightly way and glanced insolently up.
He had shown a sprightly desire to do the talking for the company and tell all about his family.
With them also were the pick of the Gascon chivalry--the old Duc d'Armagnac, his nephew Lord d'Albret, brooding and scowling over his wrongs, the giant Oliver de Clisson, the Captal de Buch, pink of knighthood, the sprightly Sir Perducas d'Albret, the red-bearded Lord d'Esparre, and a long train of needy and grasping border nobles, with long pedigrees and short purses, who had come down from their hill-side strongholds, all hungering for the spoils and the ransoms of Spain.
A young woman of a modest and pleasing guise was standing before a show window gazing with sprightly interest at its display of shaving mugs and inkstands, and two yards from the window a large policeman of severe demeanour leaned against a water plug.
Suzuki, however, has got it spot on - this clever restyling of its mid-range scooter has left it not only lighter and more sprightly, but with a sleeker and more flowing look.
Now McKenna, who is a sprightly 85, is returning to Africa, where she and Travers shot the film.
Sprightly helps users create, share, and consume professional digital content on phones.
IT is the 20-year anniversary of Klairon Davis beating Viking Flagship in the Queen Mother Champion Chase and it is heartwarming to hear he remains as sprightly as ever in Andy Lynch's Killeen stable in County Meath at the ripe old age of 27.
She added: "She is coming up for 80 and she is sprightly as a young gazelle and she will drink you under the table.