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  • a natural effortlessness
    • they conversed with great facility
    • a happy readiness of conversation--Jane Austen
  • (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
    • the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution
    • his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set
  • prompt willingness
    • readiness to continue discussions
    • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    • they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
    • he tried to explain his forwardness in battle
  • the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate
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