Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.
* November 2 2014 , Daniel Taylor, "
Sergio Agüero strike wins derby for Manchester City against 10-man United," guardian.co.uk
- Remarkably United’s 10 men almost salvaged an improbable draw during a late, spirited challenge. They showed great competitive courage in that period and there were chances for Robin van Persie, Ángel Di María and Marouane Fellaini to punish City for defending too deeply and not being more clinical with their opportunities at the other end.
, date=June 9
, author=Owen Phillips
, title=Euro 2012: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=But the Danes remained resolute in defence - largely thanks to a spirited
display by captain Daniel Agger - and they went ahead with their first meaningful attack.}}
Having appeal; attractive.
, author=Michael Riordan
, title=Tackling Infinity
, volume=100, issue=1, page=86
, passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing
physical theories, including quantum electrodynamics and quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
, date=September 7
, author=Dominic Fifield
, title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova
, work=The Guardian
, passage=Those were all landmark moments to cherish. Just as appealing
was the manner in which Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Milner cut swathes down either flank, albeit through flustered full-backs who had looked poorly positioned and horribly jittery from the start. }}
The act of making an appeal.
* 1866 , Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for independence
- The fair creature abandoned her position, and in the midst of her bitter tears and pathetic appealings , which my sense of duty alone enabled me to resist, I bore my prisoner off.