When it comes to nuns, though, the church is somehow able to act with alacrity.
Down under, people endearingly call boxes of wine “goons,” and they drink them with alacrity.
And then, the ages having elapsed with some alacrity, the door opens and the two subjects of discussion make their appearance.
The captain moved among them, and his orders were obeyed, but not with alacrity.
It therefore received the fugitives with alacrity, and making their cause its own, declared war upon Assisi.
"Why, certainly, certainly," the old man chirped with alacrity.
"I used to have a corporal that was an ex-burglar," he said, plunging into the new subject with alacrity.
“Makes me glad, missie,” said the cowpuncher, with alacrity.
But, unhappily, there was alacrity enough in another quarter.
Needless to say Captain Eri agreed to this plan with alacrity.
mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nominative alacritas) "liveliness, ardor, eagerness," from alacer (genitive alacris) "cheerful, brisk, lively;" of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Gothic aljan "zeal," Old English ellen "courage, zeal, strength," Old High German ellian.