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high spirits

plural noun
a mood of joy, elation, etc.; vivacity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was in high spirits that first day of Sidney's operating-room experience.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The name seemed to fall like a wet blanket on the high spirits of the crowd.

  • But rolling to the feast on the top of the omnibus the Professor lost his high spirits.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • The scamps were in high spirits, seeming much pleased with their haul.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • We rode away westward in the full sunshine that morning, in high spirits.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Nelson, having bought his pony, came home with it in high spirits.

  • So, my dear, the enterprise requires courage and high spirits, you see!

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • And Lumley threw himself back in his carriage in high spirits.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • When at last they quitted the bedroom they seemed in high spirits.

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