buoyant


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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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The buoyant and clamorous spirits with which they had commenced their march gradually subsided as they entered upon its difficulties.
The Canadians, especially, who, with their constitutional vivacity, have a considerable dash of the gascon, were buoyant and boastful, and great brag arts as to the future; while all those who had been in the service of the Northwest Company, and engaged in the Indian trade, plumed themselves upon their hardihood and their capacity to endure privations.
As soon as Natasha, sitting at the head of Prince Andrew's bed, heard of Princess Mary's arrival, she softly left his room and hastened to her with those swift steps that had sounded buoyant to Princess Mary.
A buoyant temperament is of all moral qualities the most precious, in this respect; it is the one force in us--when virtuous resolution proves insufficient--which resists by instinct the stealthy approaches of despair.
One thing he fought for with all his buoyant strength was the Union between England and Scotland.
And the wood and the sea sang a song of rejoicing, and his heart sang with the rest: all nature was a vast holy church, in which the trees and the buoyant clouds were the pillars, flowers and grass the velvet carpeting, and heaven itself the large cupola.
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.
Many times she had seemed to us completely overwhelmed, but soon we would see her bob up again on a wave, apparently as buoyant and whole as ever.
The water was warm and buoyant, and I came up like a cork, as I knew I should.
And she said the buoyant economy was attracting people to the region.
But it warned that the more buoyant property market was also likely to contribute to interest rates being increased, which would lead to more people falling behind with their mortgages and having their homes repossessed.
12) that one cubic meter of helium has enough buoyant force to lift about 1 kilogram (2.