When it comes to nuns, though, the church is somehow able to act with alacrity.
Down under, people endearingly call boxes of wine “goons,” and they drink them with alacrity.
And then, the ages having elapsed with some alacrity, the door opens and the two subjects of discussion make their appearance.
My dear young friend,” I answered, “imagine the alacrity with which I concede it.
It therefore received the fugitives with alacrity, and making their cause its own, declared war upon Assisi.
"I will go down there this afternoon," she says, with alacrity.
"I used to have a corporal that was an ex-burglar," he said, plunging into the new subject with alacrity.
They were highly elated by the news, and they helped to pack up with alacrity.
But, unhappily, there was alacrity enough in another quarter.
She straightened up with an alacrity that nearly threw Charlie off his balance.
mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nominative alacritas) "liveliness, ardor, eagerness," from alacer (genitive alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Gothic aljan "zeal," Old English ellen "courage, zeal, strength," Old High German ellian.