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  • adj. not made lively or brightened


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  • On the whole, I don't think you can pick these guys out based on their work, unless you look for violence unenlivened by any real talent.

    It Has Come To This

  • The long drive was unenlivened by much conversation.


  • Yet their imaginations have held up the dream of life in America, and they can't bear to lead lives that are unenlivened by anticipation, so off they go.

    Light Shows of the Mind

  • The two prevailing schools of literature in England, at that time, were the trashy and mouthing writers who adopted the sounding language of Johnson and Darwin, unenlivened by the vigorous thought of either; and the "dead-sea apes" of that inflated, sentimental, revolutionary style which Diderot had unconsciously originated, and Kotzebue carried beyond the verge of caricature.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 9, August 26, 1850

  • Crail; a star peeped at times between the flying clouds, and even the moon looked forth once, but immediately veiled her face again, as if one glance at the iron shore and barren scenery, unenlivened by hedge or tree, were quite enough to prevent her from looking again.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

  • We were unenlivened by the talk we heard on all sides as to the probable effect of the Foreign

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • Everywhere were the signs of long neglect and decay, and unenlivened by the cheering sounds of human toil the place was weird and awful.

    Derrick Sterling A Story of the Mines

  • Hildebrand Anne was used to long periods unenlivened by companions of his own age; and he began forthwith to make the best of the forest.

    The Admirable Tinker Child of the World

  • The child felt it from the first; there was no hugging nor exclaiming as that lady drove her away -- there was only a frightening silence, unenlivened even by the invidious enquiries of former years, which culminated, according to its stern nature, in a still more frightening old woman, a figure awaiting her on the very doorstep.

    What Maisie Knew

  • But the prince saw that in spite of the loud sounds of joy their faces were unenlivened and anxious.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest An Historical Novel of Ancient Egypt


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