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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of vivify.

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Examples

  • The death of a loved one brutally vivifies everything: clouds, street corners, faces, TV ads.

    'The Last Werewolf'

  • The story of how Section 1076 became law vivifies how expanding government power is almost always the correct answer in Washington.

    Coming Soon-- Riots in America?

  • Robert Cook's translation of Njal's Saga vivifies this greatest of Icelandic Sagas, full of incident and character.

    Is That Legal?: Name Some Books.

  • Without premeditation, he vivifies all, and makes all who listen to him partake of his enthusiasm.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I believe that, by taking this "contrarian" approach, it enlivens and vivifies the discussion, sometimes pushing people to talk about uncomfortable aspects of the issues and activism we do put our hearts behind.

    Printing: Publishing Without Comfort; Thoughts on Editorial Policy

  • Creation itself had come forth from God in a free choice of love and finds its goal in God, whose Holy Spirit vivifies and orders it.

    On The Same Old Thing

  • Tom vivifies these scenes by placing his chessmen inside historically perfect backdrops with a passionate attention to verity of detail, without being didactic.

    The Lion of St. Mark

  • When faithfully lived out and embodied, such a union brings about what it symbolizes: ordinarily and physically, in the procreation and education of children, and spiritually in that love which cements and vivifies the family.

    The ecclesiology of the body

  • I think the rule of celibacy vivifies the priesthood, raises it above the natural to the supernatural, freeing the priest to act in persona Christi.

    Archive 2006-11-12

  • It is the Holy Spirit who renews, heals and vivifies the soul - uniting the disintegrated self.

    The problem of empathy

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  • Finally found Glen Duncan's "The Lone Werewolf" used in the examples!

    February 25, 2012