Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Blending the aspect or effect of gloom and liveliness: as, a deadly-lively party.
“Though it is a castle town, it is free from the usual “deadly-lively” look, and has an air of prosperity and comfort.”
“A shame, but they walked again deadly-lively with the crowd.”
“The stage pompously rolled into the huddled street of its terminus, and deposited me, in the neighborhood of noon, on the stoop of the only tavern supported in the deadly-lively place.”
“We saw that we had here a good specimen of the variety of life commonly described as deadly-lively.”
“Did messieurs know Roscoff -- a deadly-lively little place, with a quaint harbour, where there was a chapel to commemorate the landing of Marie”
“But, notwithstanding these and many other advantages, the place has lost popularity, has a "deadly-lively" air about it, and, it must be admitted, is in many respects wondrously dull, especially to those who have been used to the brisk life of a great commercial or pleasure-loving capital.”
“Lynwood's Heritage,' and couldn't help reflecting that its author seemed to thrive on misery; and yet how I grudged him to this deadly-lively place, and this monotonous, cooped-up life.”
“All country towns are deadly-lively; in fact, there are only two places fit for young people to live in -- London and Paris! ”
“_Theophrastus Such_: “the most insufferable of all deadly-lively prosing in our sublunary world.””
“The multiplicity of useless walls, the tree-clumps, and the green sward faintly suggested memories of a semi-deserted single-company station in Western India; and the decayed, tumble-down look of all around was a deadly-lively illustration of the Hebrew”
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