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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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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." Their worry and fear instantly dissolved into laughter, and one of them actually bent down and pretended to turn my feet around: "There, Grammy, I fixed 'em for you." So I won that battle, not Mavis!
So I wipe, I clean, I consolidate ketchup bottles and recheck the cheesecake supply, even tour the tables to make sure the customer evaluation forms are all standing perkily in their places--wondering all the time how many calories I burn in these strictly theatrical exercises.
When tap dancing comes to mind, the first thought is of dimpled Shirley Temple perkily rat-a-tatting with Bojangles Robinson.
Hamed sprung perkily up after a count of only three but had to stand for a mandatory eight from referee Benji Estaves.
Joe perkily ask, "Want to go shopping?" (Associated Press, 1993).
It sounded like a method of torture, but the poster featured a sweaterless young woman perched perkily on a desk, legs swinging.
In his music clips, he wears a golden leotard scarf outfit and wraparound sunglasses as he perkily sways and sings his lyrics.
We could admire the musical alchemy by which Bruckner takes a comical, cheeky chappy clarinet theme (perkily played by Oliver Janes) and elevates it to the empyrean That great peroration is built up from themes and motifs which Volkov and his players ensured were given their due.
They started perkily with Varun Chopra and Will Porterfield adding a century stand, the former stroking ten fours in his first 50.
"You don't understand such things," said my wife more perkily, as she sprang towards me with arms outstretched.
And despite Kira Sternbach turning in a neat performance as a perkily provocative teen, the dedicated cast can't quite make a good enough ease for the play.
My tuna dish arrived, the fillet perkily perched on layers of salad corralled by trails of sauce.
The slight, perkily attractive blonde girl from West Virginia was touched by fame when, early in the invasion of Iraq, she was ambushed, seriously wounded, and captured by the enemy.
'How ye doing?', he asked, almost perkily, as he jabbed the barrel of a sawn-off shotgun at the two men.
There have been such critically maligned recent shows as "Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller + Scofidio" and "Robert Rauschenberg: Synapsis Shuffle." The post-'93 Biennials--while perkily good-looking ticket sellers--have generated a kind of cumulative "Eh?" in the art world.