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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPRINGINESS

There was color in his cheeks, life in his eyes, and springiness in his step.

Their air was one of dejection and there was no springiness in their gait.

It was sad to see how her step had suddenly lost its springiness.

His shoulders were as square as ever but something had gone from the springiness of his gait.

In all that countryside Bill possessed an absolute monopoly of springiness and elasticity.

Elastic′ity, springiness: power to recover from depression; Elas′ticness.

On this property which Air has, of being condensed and rarefied by heat, its elasticity or springiness chiefly depends.

Step with the springiness of a young man full of life, spirit and vigor.

The wood has its fibres so interlaced that no wood excels it in toughness and springiness.

He walked not only well and swiftly, but with a lightness and springiness of tread, such as few young men even have.

WORD ORIGIN

"elastic," 1650s, from spring (v.) + -y (2). Related: Springiness.

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