from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of enlivening or of making or becoming live, vigorous, or active.
  • noun The act of making or becoming gay, animated, or vivacious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of enlivening; animation


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  • They've made the choice to create a kind of enlivenment packaged as entertainment that presents the baser side of human experience, knowing that humans, out of their boredom, self-doubts, or lack of fulfillment, can be attracted to the negative if they don't have the option of turning to the positive that's packaged in an equally entertaining fashion.

    Mike Schwager: Why We Need to Transform Television

  • The causal mechanism has been postulated to be a field effect of consciousness: enlivenment of the unified field by the peace-creating group produces an effect of collective coherence that extends into the larger population.

    Peace for Uganda? Yes, Says Science on the Maharishi Effect

  • Their anger with the corporation was ironically but nevertheless predictably an enlivenment of their musical sensibility, for their new album would be a declaration of independence from the establishment.

    Grace Slick The Biography

  • Originally conceived as an impressionistic portrait of Spencer, the image broadened into the enlivenment of her popular concept of the "under thirty" generation.

    Grace Slick The Biography

  • However, the church was not always against the stage, even in those early times, as St. Thomas Aquinas says that "The office of the player as being serviceable for the enlivenment of men, and as not being blameworthy if the player leads an upright life."

    A History of Pantomime

  • Near the Adzumabashi, following his prescription against domestic enlivenment, he entered a grog shop; to turn his good coin into wine.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • And the older people, while they enjoy the spiritual enlivenment of the revival, also come under the power of social enjoyment and give themselves over to a season of communion together.

    The Hero of Hill House

  • Practice in the speech of pleasantry may have great value in giving a man repose, in giving him that saving grace, an appreciation of the humorous, in affording him a means of relief or enlivenment to the serious speech.

    Public Speaking

  • But some animating vision nevertheless seemed miraculously to have penetrated the dense green wall, to the obvious enlivenment of the company.

    The Convert

  • I cannot describe the odd sense of enlivenment, of pleasure I had when I saw this new sign.

    The Friendly Road: New Adventures in Contentment


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