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high spirits

a mood of joy, elation, etc.; vivacity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jared's high spirits made him popular with students, and he was wise enough not to date them, ever.
  • He was given to a bizarre kind of fun in high spirits, and occasionally to real gayety.
  • People are not well fed, nor in high spirits as to the future.
  • It had not occurred to the lady to do that, and she trotted away in high spirits.
  • Ralph was in high spirits, flipping over the chicken breasts, pushing down tenderly on the steaks.
  • Such displays of animal high spirits were not, however, confined to the gentleman's later years.
  • There were both high spirits and threat in the lilting, carnivalesque music in the first movement.
  • Boyish high jinks are his strong suit, and energetic high spirits and sly irreverence.
  • The floors weren't the only reason for high spirits: the hardwood trees in the hills are now beginning to blaze.
  • The poll workers are in high spirits and are managing things with grace and efficiency.

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