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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. 2015.
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  • Evidently it was an occasion for celebration for they all seemed in high spirits.

  • He was in high spirits that first day of Sidney's operating-room experience.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • But they knew not what was before them, and they started off in high spirits.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • The name seemed to fall like a wet blanket on the high spirits of the crowd.

  • From them I had a most cordial reception, and I was in high spirits.

  • The scamps were in high spirits, seeming much pleased with their haul.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • And then, in the revulsion from his high spirits, he was overwhelmed with despair.

    The Bishop's Apron W. Somerset Maugham
  • Nelson, having bought his pony, came home with it in high spirits.

  • The dinner was a cheerful meal, and everyone was in high spirits.

    Rujub, the Juggler G. A. Henty

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