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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRISKINESS

Yet the friskiness was there; no one but herself would have had less of it.

But just then, a colt, full of life and friskiness, galloped past her.

There is much strength and friskiness in these fresh-water surges.

These boys of thirty-two or three are so pesky full of life and friskiness that you have to treat 'em as you would young lions.

Of course a good deal of this friskiness comes of my being in sight of land—on the Webster & Co. debts, I mean.

She had none of the friskiness commonly belonging to black children; she was anything but a Topsy.

After a paragraph or so our blood Is up, and even our jaded hackneys scud along, and warm up into friskiness.

Pleasant to see the labourer on Sunday jump with the friskiness of a cow upon a sunny day.

Friskiness was an attribute not confined to the born inheritors of that which called itself society.

Costa Rica, too, almost an isthmian country, enjoys a very bad reputation for this kind of friskiness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from frisk "lively" + -y (2). Related: Friskiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FRISKINESS

agility

nounphysical or mental nimbleness, deftness
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