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Sample sentences for the GRE study word alacrity

alacrity can be used as a noun

1.I have not that alacrity of spiri. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
2.Lager without alacrity she served. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
3.a kind of alacrity in sinking if the bottom were as deep a. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4."Give me the Herr's luggage," said the driver, and with exceeding alacrity my bags were handed out and put in the caleche. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
5.Emma was rather in dismay when only half a minute afterwards he began to speak of other things, and in a voice of the greatest alacrity and enjoyment. - from Emma by Jane Austen
6.Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
7.The girl jumped up, with great alacrity poured it quickly out, but with her back towards him and held the vessel to his lips, while he drank off the contents. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8.With cheerful alacrity he dodged the stones flung after him with friendly, erratic aim by the girl upon whom, yesterday afternoon, he had come to make a social call. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
9.With grace of alacrity towards the mirror gilt Cantrell and Cochrane's she turned herself. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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