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in good spirits


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv in good spirits without losing equilibrium "she took all his criticism in stride"
    • ***


  • David Seabury
    “Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Our business in this world is not to succeed, but to continue to fail, in good spirits.”
  • Walt Whitman
    “Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “Moderation in people who are contented comes from that calm that good fortune lends to their spirit.”


In literature:

He had coaxing, coquettish ways, playful ways that cost him nothing when in good spirits.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
Presently he began to whistle, a way he has when he is in good spirits.
"Blacky the Crow" by Thornton W. Burgess
The number of these was comparatively small in the army of Gustavus, for discipline was strict and the spirit of the troops good.
"The Lion of the North" by G.A. Henty
They found the chamber set in order for them, and a table spread with provision and good liquor to keep up their spirits.
"The Old English Baron" by Clara Reeve
Mabel was in mighty good spirits, for her, and she got prettier every day.
"Cape Cod Stories" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Drouet was on the corner waiting, in good spirits.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
He was in the best of spirits, and was good enough to concur with our plans.
"The Celebrity, Complete" by Winston Churchill
What good spirits I feel in!
"The Emperor, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Orion and Katharina had lost their good spirits; they went back to the colonnade in a dejected mood.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
My new squire Akusch rode behind me, and thus, on a fine November day, we made our way back to Nuremberg, in good health and spirits.
"Margery [Gred], Complete A Tale Of Old Nuremberg" by Georg Ebers
He consented willingly, and the six young men set off in good spirits.
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
Neither you nor Napoleon, if he were alive again, could get any good out of an army while such a spirit prevails in it.
"The Campaign of Chancellorsville" by Theodore A. Dodge
Her lassitude had vanished, and, as was her manner when in good spirits, she was very humorous and amusing.
"Doctor Therne" by H. Rider Haggard
On the following morning we moved on, well refreshed and in good spirits.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
We are all in good health and spirits.
"Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia" by William John Wills
My sweet father came down Gascoign-lane to meet us, in very pood spirits and very good health.
"The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Fanny Burney
It is very good of you, Mrs. Kendal; I'll put the poor fellow in spirits again.
"The Young Step-Mother" by Charlotte M. Yonge
To see a spirit one must grow akin to spirits, which is not good for us who are still in the flesh.
"Stella Fregelius" by H. Rider Haggard
Ould Goodwin and his pretty daughter ought to feel themselves in good spirits after gaining the lawsuit in the case of Mr. Hamilton's will.
"The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton
Mr. Clement, who, on this same day, had received a message from Mr. Lucre, found that gentleman in remarkably good spirits.
"Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton

In poetry:

In the wonders all around
Ever is Thy Spirit found,
And of each good thing we see
All the good is born of Thee!
"The Hymn For All Nations: 1851. (Translated Into Thirty Languages)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
And have you felt the sense of peace
That morning meadows give? –
Then do you know the spirit of grace,
The angel abiding in her face,
Who makes it good to live.
"O, Have You Blessed, Behind The Stars" by William Ernest Henley
To walk is by a thought to go;
To move in spirit to and fro;
To mind the good we see;
To taste the sweet;
Observing all the things we meet
How choice and rich they be.
"Walking" by Thomas Traherne
When thou, O Lord, ascendedst up on high
Good gifts thou sentest down to cheer thy men:
Lo, he ascends!—we follow with the cry,
His spirit send thou back in thine again.
"A Thanksgiving For F. D. Maurice" by George MacDonald
'Tis good to exult in the strength of the land,
That the flow'r of her youth are in arms;
That her lightning is pointed, her jav'lin in hand,
And arous'd the rough spirit that warms;
"To The British Channel" by Robert Bloomfield
Next in order comes Alice, with bright sunny smile,
That does one's heart good to behold;
May the sorrows of life ne'er that young spirit blight,
Nor that heart be less cheerful when old.
"My S.S. Class" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

Re-enactors in good spirits for j Hernando cemetery fundraiser.
Radiohead Returns in Good Spirits With Epic 2-Hour Set.
Drew Storen relieved, in good spirits after surgery.
KATHY CARR Operators of the new Market Garden Brewery & Distillery are in good spirits .
Lost Beaverton hiker found cold, in good spirits .
TRENTON – Shane Victorino and Brad Lidge were in good spirits.
KATHY CARR Operators of the new Market Garden Brewery & Distillery are in good spirits.
When searching for 17th-century courthouses, it might be good to keep in mind spirits -- the alcoholic, not ghostly, kind.
Prince Philip in 'good spirits' after surgery.
Prince Philip in good spirits, spokeswoman says.
Eighty-year-old Father Dan Mallette was in good spirits as he handed out gifts to children Tuesday morning.
Ben is a free spirit, a good-cheer gadfly blowing in and out of town without notice.
It just wouldn't be Christmas without those great photo opportunities of kids getting in the holiday spirit – if you've got some good ones in your collection, we want to see.
Marino 's son told WROK radio that the 86-year-old Marino is in good spirits while he undergoes tests to determine the extent of the damage.
He exercised, his cholesterol levels were normal and the students at Mary Daly Elementary School where he serves as principal kept him in good spirits.

In science:

This would be quite a good physical approach (if it worked, of course), without conceptual and mathematical difficulties, just in the spirit of the phenomenological description of the usual mechanical friction.
Reformulation Instead of Renormalizations
The right conclusion is that the “self-consistent” theory (in the Lorentz spirit = self-action)) is not good to describe the experimental data.
Reformulation Instead of Renormalizations
We should note here that the outstanding result of Mulay is not constructive (much in the spirit of Abhyankar’s beautiful theory on good points ).
Equimultiple locus of embedded algebroid surfaces and blowing--up in arbitrary characteristic
In the spirit of group lasso [Yuan and Lin, 2006], instead of pure testing, one may be interested in model selection with good mean squared error performance.
Blockwise and coordinatewise thresholds as pivots for modern ANOVA tests
Before going into the proof let us note that in general we do not have good estimates on the derivatives of r with respect to (x, ξ ) (in the spirit of those given in Proposition III.3.1 for instance).
Strichartz Estimates for Schr\"odinger Equations with Variable Coefficients