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The landlady was already in hysterics; the Vogt girls were pale but plucky.

How glad I am that I—And how plucky and splendid of you not to lose your head, but just to hang on.

Marie Roger kissed me, saying, "You are a plucky little comrade!"

He was good-natured, plucky in a hard-headed British way, and gentlemanly.

I must confess that I was stupefied with admiration for this plucky man.

Davidson, a plucky Australian officer attached to us, was among the killed.

A man has good legs then, he feels so plucky when it's a question of getting up.

She is a plucky little soul, but even she had to beat a retreat.

The plucky conductor, who was covered with dust, was greeted with acclamations.

And if you are a plucky girl you'll sit still and see it done.

WORD ORIGIN

1831, from pluck (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pluckily; pluckiness.

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