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  • v. Present participle of animate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. giving spirit and vivacity


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

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  • 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).

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 1 - Again animating organic objects 'human - animal - creatures with flesh and muscles are harder than animating objects that have no rule of movements like robots ….

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  • 12: 2, 3; 2 Maccabees 7: 9, 14, 23, shows the fruit of this prophecy in animating the Maccabean mother and her sons to brave death, while confessing the resurrection in words like those here.

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  • When you execute a public official because you think he’s a racist, but then even the Black Panthers denounce your act as a “brutal and senseless murder,” it’s fair to say that your radicalism, despite its fervor, lacks a certain animating intelligence.

    Girl, Interrupted

  • It was then that we came up with the idea of animating the robberies.

    Andrew Lauren: A Welcome "Robbery"


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