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

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Examples

  • Though her drawings are understandably somewhat amateur, one can see that the pastoral ideal found on porcelain animates her Chinese scenes; she drew landscapes that were filled with flowers, butterflies, streams, fishermen, and Chinese architecture.

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • Now he "animates" sand by drawing and redrawing live, at times in front of an audience.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Entreat them to go there with a belief in the good disposition of nations to one another, such as animates you, the members of a score of parliaments, and may it be your great reward, when you next assemble a year hence, to know that as a result of your labors the light of peace burns with a steadier and a more radiant flame.

    II. His "The Duma Is Dead: Long Live the Duma," Speech

  • The bold but subtle planes of the robust little head suggest mobility; a distinct person animates the inert material that Rodin manipulated so skillfully.

    A Most Revealing Face

  • In the end, Ms. Granholm's argument is simply a form of the same economic narcissism that animates people who never lose the charming faith that they know best how to spend other people's money.

    Granholm's Perfect Bad Example

  • A playful yet rigorous approach to language animates her stirring music.

    A Singer's Arrival, in Her Own Words

  • Though his faces are the essence of simplicity — just a few lines and two dark coals for eyes — Kumeta animates them with skill, registering the full gamut of emotions from anger to joy.

    Curb your enthusiasm, Zetsubou-Sensei

  • Yet even in an expanded setting, the trio's chemistry animates the music.

    Emancipation Proclamations (the Musical Kind)

  • Mr. Dunning says his scholarly work animates his teaching and inspires his students.

    Putting a Price on Professors

  • Please, Mr. Langone, it isn't necessary to demonstrate your good faith by acceding to some portion of the redistributionist philosophy that animates President Obama and his supporters.

    My Social Security Check Is No Gift

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