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spright (plural sprights)

  1. Obsolete spelling of sprite
  2. (obsolete) Spirit; mind; soul; state of mind; mood.
    • Spenser
      the high heroic spright
    • Spenser
      Wondrous great grief groweth in my spright.
  3. (obsolete) A supernatural being; a spirit; a shade; an apparition; a ghost.
    • Spenser
      Forth he called, out of deep darkness dread, / Legions of sprights.
    • Fairfax
      To thee, O Father, Son, and Sacred Spright.
  4. (obsolete) A kind of short arrow.
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spright (third-person singular simple present sprights, present participle sprighting, simple past and past participle sprighted)

  1. (obsolete) To haunt.
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