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perky

Alert, enthusiastic, and energetic. A: "You're looking very perky this morning!" B: "I just received some amazing news, so I'm in a great mood!" I've got three kids under the age of five—I haven't felt perky in years!

perky

mod. energetic; alert. (see also peppy.) A perky hostess keeps parties alive.
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A perkily inspirational work for children ages five to eight, Warren's debut book is a story of sharing and a lesson in how giving to others can help create more lucky days for all.
When asked about the best part of the job Karen perkily tells me: "Every day is different, we really like to get the listeners involved with the show and you just never know what they are going to come out with.
1) As Ursula Heise explains in her perkily titled essay, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Ecocriticism," the field has coalesced around a "triple allegiance" to "the scientific study of nature, the scholarly analysis of cultural representations, and the political struggle for more sustainable ways of inhabiting the natural world.
My sniffling stopped only for the scene on the morning after Romeo and Juliet's marriage, when I was shocked to see Romeo hop out of bed buck naked to look out the window and tell Juliet (whose naked breasts are resting perkily upon the covers) that despite her wishes, it's the sun and not the moon on the rise.
He'd answer "Ormonde", or "Captain Cuttle", depending on what year it was, obviously, and trot perkily off to contract cholera while you basked in the knowledge that the Derby was the subject of worldwide renown.
One wishes the form were less inflexible and less perkily "educational," allowing viewers the luxury of basking under the mesmerizing spell of the sun-struck tableaux, transfixed to the giant screen.
Sarah Palin's tactic, apparently without compunction or hesitation, of perkily rousing her crowds to hateful frenzy - even tolerating shouts of "Kill him
The cherub, sitting perkily upright on its knees, forms a handle for the lid on an antique ornamental bronze bowl which occupies the end of a mantelpiece and generally goes unadmired.
The plan was clear, but flawed: Let's grab the guy who can't sleep in the privacy of his own home, cover him in wire, put him in an uncomfortable hospital bed, tell him he's going to be videotaped and watched all night by strangers, then perkily exhort him to "sleep well.
He fastened the top button of his shirt and tightened the knot of his tie and stretched his chin until his turkeyskin neck got smoother and walked perkily out.
Ten North American women, their stories arranged chronologically by birth, come to life perkily in these pages as they overcome stereotypical views of a woman's role and educational and financial difficulties to develop new products, new medicines and new technologies and then the businesses needed to market them.
Cost cutting meant fewer "dozo girls" gracing the halls perkily calling out, "Dozo
s40) `the jacket, for it was a jacket the-boy wore, was also black and the collar perkily turned-up under the rambling hair' (ARP1.
My grandchildren were horrified and confused, so I said, rather perkily, I thought, given the circumstances, "Gee whiz, I must have put my feet on backwards when I got dressed this morning.