with alacrity


: very quickly and willingly
She accepted the invitation with alacrity.

Examples of with alacrity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The failure to disclose that Austin had been hospitalized for days was a breach of the norm in which health issues of senior government officials are released with alacrity. Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2024 The subject that Morris pursues, and that Cornwell takes up with alacrity, is the connection between such an upbringing of romantic extremes—between the louche margins of high society and the actual underworld—and Cornwell’s career as, first, a spy, and then a spy novelist. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 24 Oct. 2023 No child took to it with alacrity. Melik Kaylan, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2023 Anybody can make an electric car accelerate with alacrity, that's not difficult. Andrew Krok, Car and Driver, 16 Mar. 2023 The vehicle attacks corners with alacrity, resisting body-roll while not getting deflected on uneven roads. Tim Pitt, Robb Report, 19 Oct. 2022 Since Vladimir Putin loosed Russian troops on Ukraine, there hasn’t been much pity for Russian oligarchs, who have seen their funds seized with alacrity. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 That reality has led some Democrats to pressure Attorney General Merrick Garland to act with alacrity on recommendations made by the January 6 committee. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 7 Apr. 2022 Twenty years ago, getting a Jay-Z feature on your song was an instant upgrade that made radio programmers tear up their playlists and fans hit Limewire with alacrity. Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2021

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“With alacrity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/with%20alacrity. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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