Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which enlivens or makes gay.

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  • verb Present participle of enliven.

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  • adjective giving spirit and vivacity

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Examples

  • She was a bright child: she finished all the textbooks on the first day of school and, bored, spent the rest of the term enlivening her classmates.

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  • She was a bright child: she finished all the textbooks on the first day of school and, bored, spent the rest of the term enlivening her classmates.

    The Women’s Room

  • She was a bright child: she finished all the textbooks on the first day of school and, bored, spent the rest of the term enlivening her classmates.

    The Women’s Room

  • The reason it’s enlivening is because of the pace is accelerated through ultra-short paragraphs.

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  • I.N.C. had now resolved to take no risks; they entered into negotiations with Sem Benelli, a well-known poet of the school which some critics call enlivening and other critics call inflammatory.

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  • Vanity Fair, namely enlivening a potentially stuffy period flick by switching the locale to somewhere far more exotic.

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  • Suggestions already included the addition of a new Anzac gallery at the war memorial along with Anzac scholarships and "enlivening" commemorations with new monuments abroad ".

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  • Suggestions already included the addition of a new Anzac gallery at the war memorial along with Anzac scholarships and "enlivening" commemorations with new monuments abroad ".

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  • Now we have Fred Kaplan's enlivening "1959: The Year Everything Changed," which really could be called The Fifties, but that was already taken by journalist David Halberstam's fine historical account in 1993.

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  • If the horn is buried for the entire winter — the season when the Earth is most inwardly alive — all this life will be preserved in the manure, turning the contents of the horn into an extremely concentrated, enlivening and fertilizing force.

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  • My adjectival use: 'Swimming is often an enlivening experience.'

    August 22, 2011