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  • n. Plural form of vivacity.


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  • I expected a little hint or two from him on my past vivacities; but not

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • With what pungent vivacities — what an impetus of mutiny — what


  • One of the many histrionic vivacities in Harold Bloom's book is its title.

    The Sad Captain of Criticism

  • "Your line of conduct lies before you ready traced out," I added; "be impassioned with due restraint, calm with some warmth, good, kind, tender; but at the same time let her have a glimpse of the vivacities of an ardent affection and the attractive aspect of a robust temperament."

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • When he used to unsling his minstrel harp in the wilds of California or on the sunrise mountains of the Orient, there were plenty of false notes, plenty of youthful vivacities that overbore the strings and were heard as a sudden crack, and, withal, a good deal of young frank fire.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

  • Bearing this in mind, the reader will perhaps excuse certain small vivacities, sallies that meet fools with their folly, masking the main attack.


  • She studied her wide gray eyes that were so very gray, that were always alive with light and vivacities, where, in the surface and depths, always swam thoughts unuttered, thoughts that sank down and dissolved to give place to other thoughts.

    Chapter 18

  • These superficial vivacities were the slighter play of a self-consciousness which in its deeper recesses was steadily gathering power, richness, and assurance.

    Robert Browning

  • My cousin's vivacities began to languish and the silence seemed to shape itself into a receptacle for my verdict.

    The Rembrandt

  • Karl, beaming at his companions in his old way, but rattling off French vivacities without the faintest trace of accent.

    Stories in Light and Shadow


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