One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘She had been watching birds, which I found to be appropriate, since she had the expressions of a birdwatcher: bookish glasses, and an eternal look of spryness.’
- ‘Perhaps what is most remarkable about this gentleman is his spryness and longevity considering that he never had a professional acting job until 1951, at the age of 69.’
- ‘He was small and bent with age yet maintained a spryness that belied his 75 years and the fact that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.’
- ‘In the morning Holly had been fine, moving about the property with her usual spryness, but that afternoon Linda found her lying on her side on the lawn, not breathing.’
- ‘Johnson attributes her spryness and stamina to regular exercise: she walks a lot and works out at the New York Sports Club twice a week.’
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