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- n. The quality or state of being vivid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of being vivid, in any sense; vividity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. interest and variety and intensity
- n. chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
Her presence and vividness is what raises a two or three star rating to a four star rating.
If the pleasure arising from the gratification of these propensities were universally diminished in vividness, violations of property would become less frequent; but this advantage would be greatly overbalanced by the narrowing of the sources of enjoyment.
His version was something of a pioneer effort, and if it sometimes lacked the dignity of the earlier translations it lacked nothing in vividness and colour.
Likewise, the slapdash epistolary style of the MS., which had a certain vividness of its own.
New England "jerk" beat me in vividness and vigor of language.
I came from the West, where men knew how to swear, and I wasn't going to let any mangy shack on a measly New England "jerk" put it over me in vividness and vigor of language.
"A faint reddish light betrays itself through some of the windows of the minster; by degrees it increases in vividness; until at length the flame from which it proceeds bursts fiercely forth, illuminating the adjacent towers, and mingled volumes of smoke, and masses of brilliant sparks, now rapidly ascend to the skies; a great portion of the roof of the building falls in; and the dreadful conflagration is at its height when the scene closes" (Altick 167).
a measly New England "jerk" put it over me in vividness and vigor of language.
We would lose all sense of Donne’s art by losing touch with the historical reality he lived and breathed in and worked with, and which much of his language’s peculiar vividness is given over to revealing.
Then, by the force of the original intention we had set -- which was to settle our mind in a state of vividness, which is not made artificial with any thought and which is not construed -- any new thought that arises automatically ceases.
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