Definitions

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  • adj. Full of vitality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of vitality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of life; lively.
  • Giving life.

Etymologies

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life +‎ -ful

Examples

  • Any one, however, might see they would present beautiful landscapes, when the sun called forth the field-flowers, made the forests lifeful, and gilded the water.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • I just don't know if a woman can stand alone, for that's what it would come to afterward, against a whole lifeful of misjudgment.

    The Three Black Pennys A Novel

  • No one was in the streets that wee Shane could see, and yet the town was lifeful, some tropical city where the green jalousies were closed in the heat of the midday sun, and where no one was on the streets, barring some unseen old beggar or peddling woman drowsing in the shade.

    The Wind Bloweth

  • And, above all this lifeful uproar of the animal creation, a loud laugh rang out.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret

  • After he had wakened to full consciousness, Knowles thought the man a beast to sit there uncomplaining day after day, cold and grave, as if the lifeful warmth of the late autumn were enough for him.

    Margret Howth: A Story of To-Day

  • With all his foibles and weaknefleSji he might have become a very good fubje£t, and a lifeful member to fociety, particularly t0 Ireland, his native country, when he ha4 fecn his errors; for to do the Iriih juftice, with whom the writer is well ac - quainted, ingratitude doth not feem to be among their national vices.

    Thoughts, Essays, and Maxims, Chiefly Religious and Political

  • "Go through with a lifeful of winters like the last!

    The Three Black Pennys A Novel

  • A letter of Dr. Percival's is fubjoined to - it, in which that ingenious writer offers fome pertinent obferva - tions on the grand articles, air, diet, and medicine, with a view to the preventing or correcting putrcfa£tive contagion in hofpitals, as far as the fame appears practicable on their prefenc cftabliftiment; and of thereby rendering them more falutary and fafe to the fick who refidc in them, and consequently more lifeful to the public.

    The Monthly Review

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