a mood of joy, elation, etc.; vivacity.
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How to use high spirits in a sentence
Convivial by nature, he not doubt joined in when others were celebrating, allowing his boisterous high spirits free rein.What Mozart Really Looked Like: 14 Portraits of the Composer (Photos and Music) | The Daily Beast | February 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Despite the high spirits in the Chirikova campaign, others are skeptical about her chances of winning.Yevgeniya Chirikova: Russia’s Environmental Activist Turned Politician | Anna Nemtsova | August 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He seemed in such high spirits and genuinely passionate about what he did.Tony Scott’s Enduring Legacy, From ‘Top Gun’ to ‘True Romance’ | Marlow Stern | August 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both their and my agreements were immediately ratified, and they are in high spirits.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
He was in high spirits at an achievement which was so important to the national impression of his talents and resources.
Usually in high spirits, he often displayed a boyish playfulness that resembled the gambols of a big good-natured dog.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
There was a successful fishing that year, and Jacob Worse was indefatigable and in high spirits.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
At seven o'clock they turned back to Randulf's little house, in high spirits, and ravenously hungry.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland