Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Causing animation; life-giving; inspiriting; rousing.

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  • verb Present participle of animate.

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  • adjective giving spirit and vivacity

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Examples

  • Walt Disney has done devilishly well in animating evil incarnate at the climax of the film.

    Will You Go See Avatar?

  • Walt Disney has done devilishly well in animating evil incarnate at the climax of the film.

    Will You Go See Avatar?

  • The creative ad shows ground people animating from the sky.

    2006 » June

  • The creative ad shows ground people animating from the sky.

    Dog Says I Love You

  • Particularly animating is the locust simile, with its vivid specificity — “underground,” “seventeen-year” — and its concreteness (unique in this argument about abstractions).

    A Close Read

  • Particularly animating is the locust simile, with its vivid specificity — “underground,” “seventeen-year” — and its concreteness (unique in this argument about abstractions).

    A Close Read

  • It also appears at the Stella Artois website, where clips and credits for the whole award-winning series (click the advertising link) are archived, and at Glassworks, who did remarkable work in animating the aerial dogfights and smoke.

    Stella pilot film

  • It also appears at the Stella Artois website, where clips and credits for the whole award-winning series (click the advertising link) are archived, and at Glassworks, who did remarkable work in animating the aerial dogfights and smoke.

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • Should I succeed in animating it, Life and Death would appear to me as ideal bounds, which I shall break through and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.

    Act I

  • Hopeless, and almost desperate, twenty times have I flung away my pen; – but the feelings of a mother, a mother agonizing for the fate of her child, again animating my courage, as often I have resumed it.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

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