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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of vivify.


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  • Its body, that is, lay there, — its spirit had vivified the world.

    The Spirit of Egypt

  • Those who recall Mercouri only as a mid-century sex symbol outshone by her more celebrated contemporaries Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot might be bemused by the exalted place she now occupies in the modern Greek pantheon, rather as if Angie Dickinson had become head of the National Endowment for the Arts. But more than anyone else, Mercouri vivified the continuing campaign to bring Greece's long-lost archaeological treasures back to their homeland.

    Grading the New Acropolis

  • The challenges the nation's consumer-driven economy faces have been vivified by the recent crises in credit markets and the auto industry, but the core problems smoldering within the economy predated the latest firestorms.

    Marco Trbovich: Obama's Industrial Challenge

  • However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

    V – Shadows | My[confined]Space

  • He also vivified Plato's ideal in The Republic, Madison's President in the Federalist Papers, Jefferson's expectation in the founding documents of this country.

    Rick Jacobs: Al Gore -- The American Soul

  • While that contretemps already seems like ancient election history -- our 24-second news cycle having already absorbed, in its amoeba-like fashion, New Hampshire flyers, Somali fashion statements, fairy tales, Lyndon Johnson and Jessie Jackson -- I want to return to the subject because the Philharmonic's appearance has vivified the issue.

    Adam Hanft: Obama, North Korea, Gershwin: Why Clinton's 'Naive' Charge Is Even Stupider Today

  • Wilson, who regarded the separation of powers not as the Constitution's genius but as its defect, articulated in theory and vivified in practice what has become the unexamined premise of contemporary politics.

    'Rhetorical Presidency'

  • The real-world laboratory they had all been a part of over the past several months had certainly vivified that particular theory.

    Thunder and Ashes

  • Those important things depend on other things-habits, mores, customs, values, virtues that are shaped, vivified, nurtured and husbanded by people often working far from the public arena.

    Of Money And Men

  • So even if a right-wing dominated Supreme Court should somehow forestall Mr. Prince's turn in the dock, we can expect that a vivified US Congress will hold hearings and ultimately demonstrate clearly what Iraq for Sale shows: US firms have not only committed murder in Iraq, they have committed treason, by making money at all costs, even that of American lives and national security.

    Rick Jacobs: Judge to Blackwater: Stand Trial for Killing Your Employees in Iraq


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