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  • I heard it was a blast but there are also some rumors that the crowd was kinda silent and "unlively" - maybe because tired of standing for several hours.

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  • Some people say that any strong essential oil will drive the spider away, as they prefer unlively quarters with little or no smell.

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  • Some people say that any strong essential oil will drive the spider away, as they prefer unlively quarters with little or no smell.

    Ze Widow, She Is Black

  • After a hot, unlively march of four hours (= eleven miles), on mules worn out by want of water, we dismounted at a queer isolated lump on the left of the track.

    The Land of Midian

  • Plucky says, -- and he has as much cool wisdom to impart as a traveller needs, -- when you make the unlively discovery that you are lost, ask yourself the three following questions: --

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • Simultaneously, from the farther corner, another pedestrian debouched, into the thoroughfare -- a mere moving shadow at that distance, brother to blacker shadows that skulked in the fenced areas and unlively entries of that poorly lighted block.

    The Black Bag

  • But before she had time to decide which of the unlively men, loitering round the carriages or helping stout old dowagers up slim iron ladders, was sufficiently lugubrious to be identified as the martyr of the ballot-box, she was absorbed by a tall, masterful figure, whose face had the radiance of easeful success, and whose hands were clapping at some nuance of style which had escaped the palms of the great circular mob.

    The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes

  • For a time things are not unlively; and even the very dangerous experiment of a supper -- one of those at which Frederic's guests were supposed to have perfectly "free elbows" and availed themselves of the supposition at their peril -- a supper with Voltaire, La

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • After a hot, unlively march of four hours (= eleven miles), on mules worn out by want of water, we dismounted at a queer isolated lump on the left of the track.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • There are many finer valleys than this in Asben, and were the trees not preserved, it would be a very barren, unlively spot.

    Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2 Under the Orders and at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government

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