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brisk (not pre-Eliz.; rare before S.)
1. quick and active Rom. I. v. 18; (of the times) fast Tw.N. II. iv. 6 “these most and giddy-paced times.”
2. smartly dressed 1H4 I. iii. 54 “To see him shine so ”
3. agreeably acid 2H4 V. iii. 46 “wine that's brisk.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 2.4
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