in good spirits


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Adv.1.in good spirits - without losing equilibrium; "she took all his criticism in stride"
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It is no less worthy, to observe, how little alteration in good spirits, the approaches of death make; for they appear to be the same men, till the last instant.
said the cat, 'how can one be in good spirits when one's life is in danger?
This idea tickled Jo's fancy and put her in good spirits, but Meg didn't brighten, for her burden, consisting of four spoiled children, seemed heavier than ever.