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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of quicken.
- n. A weed, quitch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quitch grass.
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Each terse term quickens the imagination as it suggests what is to follow.
As a consequence of this arrangement, hydrogen is evolved from the water, and has the effect of reducing any oxide or other detrimental compound of the metal; in other words, it "quickens" and prevents "sickening" of the fluid metal, and consequent "flouring" and loss.
There's just something about that Voice that animates, "quickens" us.
It is thus, the power of the Spirit that "quickens" or gives life, as the Lord said in a revelation to Joseph Smith that the comforter, or Holy Ghost, "is the promise which I give unto you of Eternal Life" (D&C 88: 4) or that the "power of my Spirit quickeneth all things" (D&C 33: 16).
Shamsie's wry humor infuses and quickens the narrative.
Yet at the same time, my heart quickens with dismay.
Romance quickens and controls as does nothing else, and because of this it is not only a means but an end in itself.
Unless the pace of job growth quickens, he said, "we really face the risk of a lost generation" of young people unable to get work.
This anniversary quickens our desire for human connection and a hope for the future that is unstoppable.
In the presence of prey our muscles tighten, the pulse quickens, and our senses narrow and sharpen.
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