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They would rush to the spot with alacrity, and ask only to be told what to do.
There's also a battle mode in the game, the object being to whack the other players with speed and alacrity.
Whether improvised or remembered, the retort certainly shows intellectual alacrity.
They informed me that my application had been received and would be reviewed with all due alacrity.
The result is that many of those species are hunted with the sort of alacrity traditionally reserved for sardines and herring.
There was no man braver than he, nor was there any who obeyed all orders of his superior in rank with more unquestioning alacrity.
The Treasury's rules don't take up this challenge with alacrity.
For their willingness to work for so little, they are accepted with alacrity.
At the very outset he took the plague; recovered, and with fresh alacrity resumed his first duties.
He's got a helluva lot on his plate, and he's acted with alacrity, intelligence and grace in handling the weighty tasks he faces.
Each of these three mind training exercises has immeasurably aided my recall, mental alacrity and perception.
Though their music be unskilful, yet it finds its way to the heart with wonderful alacrity.
Humiliations seemed to be his delight: these he courted and sought, and always underwent them with great alacrity.
In other words, they are able not only to invent resistance genes but also to spread them around with alacrity.
The alacrity of the reply pleased him, and the smile broadened into a laugh.
Postal workers, it is to be hoped, will be tested for the presence of biological agents with the same alacrity that senators are.
Group attributes change with the alacrity of culture, not with the languor of genes.
It also has fine senses of smell and touch, and thrusts itself into the rough-and-tumble of feeding and mating with alacrity.
Yet it owes more to the alacrity with which they, before any other community, seized on the opportunities of migrant labour.
The couple performed admirably, answering questions with poise and alacrity.
Football spread through the empire, and then beyond, with a spectacular alacrity.
Intricate jurisdictional questions needed to be resolved with both alacrity and meticulousness.
Certainly not the motion picture industry, which pumps out star vehicles for her with alacrity.
The short answer is that conductor searches at major orchestras sometimes proceed with the alacrity of drying paint.
And the timing still affords us the opportunity to move, moving with alacrity, to get it through in time to realize that benefit.
Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart.

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