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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. 2016.
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  • Evidently it was an occasion for celebration for they all seemed in high spirits.

  • When Bivens led them out at last and returned to the room, he was in high spirits.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • But they knew not what was before them, and they started off in high spirits.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • But with women he was the most delightful mixture of deference and high spirits.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • From them I had a most cordial reception, and I was in high spirits.

  • Grandmother was in high spirits during the weeks that Antonia worked for us.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • And then, in the revulsion from his high spirits, he was overwhelmed with despair.

    The Bishop's Apron W. Somerset Maugham
  • They mounted the cart in high spirits, now that emotion had subsided.

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • The dinner was a cheerful meal, and everyone was in high spirits.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty

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