exuberance arising from an excess of energy; vivacity and good humor: The children romped on the lawn, full of animal spirits.
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How to use animal spirits in a sentence
They are tall and good-looking, and seem to be simply overflowing with animal spirits.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
He was a young fellow with boundless animal spirits and plenty of pluck and courage.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado | Frank Aubrey
Apparently, however, he was in the habit of giving vent to his animal spirits when alone.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
He was decidedly popular in social circles, genial and good-natured, and full of animal spirits.
He was very muscular and active, full of animal spirits, and had a fine intellectual countenance.Hudson Bay | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for animal spirits
cheerful and exuberant boisterousness
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