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buoyant

(of a liquid or gas) able to keep a body afloat or cause it to rise
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Bread may not always nourish us; but it always does us good, it even takes stiffness out of our joints, and makes us supple and buoyant, when we knew not what ailed us, to recognize any generosity in man or Nature, to share any unmixed and heroic joy.
Inexperience," repeated Margaret, in serious yet buoyant tones.
Thou wouldst speak, and without trembling, buoyant rather with bliss, for a great weight and worry would be taken from thee, thou patientest one
She had lost her colour, her walk was no longer buoyant.
Ellen started; for the earnestness and simple sincerity of her companion's manner had produced a certain degree of credulity, even on her buoyant mind.
All of which life and stir, coming across the stirring water, caught new life and animation from its free companionship; and, sympathising with its buoyant spirits, glistened as it seemed in sport upon its surface, and hemmed the vessel round, and plashed the water high about her sides, and, floating her gallantly into the dock, flew off again to welcome other comers, and speed before them to the busy port.
Joe shook his head; but there was something so cheery in the buoyant hopeful manner of this speech, that his spirits rose under its influence, and communicated as it would seem some new impulse even to the grey mare, who, breaking from her sober amble into a gentle trot, emulated the pace of Edward Chester's horse, and appeared to flatter herself that he was doing his very best.
The water and all upon it was in active motion, dancing and buoyant and bubbling up; while the old grey Tower and piles of building on the shore, with many a church-spire shooting up between, looked coldly on, and seemed to disdain their chafing, restless neighbour.
Although religious life has dramatically diminished in size since the beginning of the council, it is good to point out, as Briggs does through the astute reflection of theologian Sandra Schneiders, that "the most miraculous aspect of the dying process was that so many communities remained buoyant even as the roof was falling in upon them.
Ian Armstrong, from SCDI said: "The sector is extremely buoyant.
These sales will also allow us to capitalize on the buoyant investment sales market in San Francisco and result in a significant gain in excess of $36 million.
Mr Williams added: "House prices are buoyant but it is remarkable, and very encouraging for the sector, that construction firms' order books are so strong after such a good run in the last few years.