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Origin of alacrity
OTHER WORDS FROM alacritya·lac·ri·tous, adjectiveun·a·lac·ri·tous, adjective
Words nearby alacrity
Example sentences from the Web for alacrity
Down under, people endearingly call boxes of wine “goons,” and they drink them with alacrity.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore|Jordan Salcito|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it comes to nuns, though, the church is somehow able to act with alacrity.
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Anselme, thus enjoined, lent an unwonted alacrity to his movements, waddling grotesquely like a hastening waterfowl.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Bernard, professing great alacrity, looked about him; but he still lingered near his companions.Confidence|Henry James
This result comes only to those who carry out all the directions with genuine alacrity—not shirking one of them.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The quadroon was following them with little quick steps, having assumed a fictitious animation and alacrity for the occasion.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin