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- v. Present participle of enliven.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which enlivens or makes gay.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving spirit and vivacity
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She was a bright child: she finished all the textbooks on the first day of school and, bored, spent the rest of the term enlivening her classmates.
The reason it’s enlivening is because of the pace is accelerated through ultra-short paragraphs.
I.N.C. had now resolved to take no risks; they entered into negotiations with Sem Benelli, a well-known poet of the school which some critics call enlivening and other critics call inflammatory.
Vanity Fair, namely enlivening a potentially stuffy period flick by switching the locale to somewhere far more exotic.
Suggestions already included the addition of a new Anzac gallery at the war memorial along with Anzac scholarships and "enlivening" commemorations with new monuments abroad ".
Now we have Fred Kaplan's enlivening "1959: The Year Everything Changed," which really could be called The Fifties, but that was already taken by journalist David Halberstam's fine historical account in 1993.
If the horn is buried for the entire winter — the season when the Earth is most inwardly alive — all this life will be preserved in the manure, turning the contents of the horn into an extremely concentrated, enlivening and fertilizing force.
With the Helix, Leeser Architecture has devised a new way to consider hotel culture in the Emirates, highlighting elements that are usually unseen, and playfully enlivening those parts that traditionally remain static and mundane.
Meanwhile, more than 3 million Indian Americans, including two Governors, contribute to our own country, participating in our democracy and enlivening our economy.
If this is your path, as it is mine, let me offer whatever solace you may find in this monstrous benediction: May you discover the enlivening power of darkness within yourself.