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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of enliven.

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  • adjective made lively or spirited
  • adjective made sprightly or cheerful


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  • However, I am sure that it will all be better when our household is more enlivened, which is soon to be the case, my dear mama.

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  • Yet these abstract ideas were undoubtedly in him; you felt their presence while watching and listening to him; and the way in which he managed to embody them in homely phrase enlivened with a rude poetry was so marvellous, that one scarcely knew whether to feel astounded or amused.


  • This sorbet was made with melon and apricot and "enlivened" with the aniseet liqueur, Pernod.

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  • This sorbet was made with melon and apricot and "enlivened" with the aniseet liqueur, Pernod.

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  • "We have had an extremely positive conversation," Lacroix said following a meeting with Industry Minister Christian Estrosi yesterday - adding that he has been "enlivened" by the idea of continuing his business.


  • To be in a relationship with another means to be inside enlivened feelings with one another.

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  • We all desperately want to enter spiritual time, the syncopated jazz of being in the enlivened moment.

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  • He had been impressed by the quality of her writing, by the irony and acerbic humor that enlivened her copy.

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  • Those hearing his words were filled with hope, and for myself, I must say that I am deeply enlivened at the thought of a new London.

    Exit the Actress

  • Vaulted ceilings, corinthian columns, picture windows and snowy white rooms enlivened with the occasional burst of vibrant wallpaper make for a very different environment from the bare-bones mildewed hostels of yesteryear, though the animated social vibe has proven timeless.

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