Usage examples for energetic

  1. Then he re- arranged all the furniture, as was his energetic wont. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  2. He was a handsome fellow, tall, brown, with a frank face, energetic manner and a fearless eye. – Original Short Stories, Volume 12 (of 13) by Guy de Maupassant Last Updated: February 13, 2009
  3. But as my liaison officer was repeating the names of those present a smart little energetic figure entered the room. – With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia by John Ward
  4. This restlessness, unfortunately, is a characteristic of many of the most energetic, most capable, and most intelligent young people, to whom an education would be worth much, to whom proper training and preparation would bring unusual self- development. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  5. It is thus that I want to see you- energetic, courageous." – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  6. His father was a quiet man, but exceedingly firm and energetic. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child
  7. In fact, they rather like an energetic protest, and you very seldom get anything without it. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  8. Her husband was young and energetic and healthy. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  9. Reine had simply told him the facts without attempting to give him any advice, but it was evident that, according to her loyal and energetic way of thinking, there was injustice to be repaired. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  10. This endeavour failed, however, owing to the energetic conduct of the officers in command. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  11. He was far too wise a man to have any sympathy with the energetic exercise of power for power's sake. – Burke by John Morley
  12. So cheerful and energetic was she that she appeared to her pupils and acquaintance as a radiant being, and received the most genuine honour and affection from the Mormon settlement in Quincy. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  13. This promise was made good by the brave and energetic French troops. – Lafayette by Martha Foote Crow
  14. The narrow rooms were full of people, and cheerful and energetic labor was in progress. – The Moscow Census - From "What to do?" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
  15. It is often the case with us that we make up our minds for great action,- that in some special crisis of our lives we resolve that something must be done, and that we make an energetic start; but we find very soon that we do not know how to go on doing anything. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  16. But the House cannot get on without lawyers, and lawyers must practise their profession, and if they manage both to practise all day and sit half the night, others should be able to do the simple late sitting; and we English are an energetic people, we must toil or be beaten: and besides, 'night brings counsel, ' men are cooler and wiser by night. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  17. It is not clear that the large number of prostitutes in New York have been diminished by so much as a single unit, but from time to time attempts are made in some district or another by an unusually energetic official to put the laws into execution, and it is then possible to study the results. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  18. Oh, my dear Miss Brodie, moaned Lily in piteous accents, you are so fearfully energetic! – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor