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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPRYNESS

When there was anything in the line of cooking going on, he could show an astonishing amount of spryness for a fellow so stout.

She flashed just the trace of a smile; gathering her skirt she ran on, undeterred by the teamsters applauding her spryness.

Bob Buckham wouldn't never have owned the place and stacked up the few dollars he has in bank, if it hadn't been for her spryness.

Get some spryness into your feet if you want to be like your father, and run, now, to see Moike loight the fire.

WORD ORIGIN

1746, dialectal, perhaps a shortening and alteration of sprightly, or from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse sprækr, dialectal Swedish sprygg "brisk, active"), from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, from PIE *(s)preg- "to jerk, scatter" (see sparse).

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