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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Lively \Live"ly\, a. [Compar. Livelier; superl. Liveliest.]
[For lifely. Cf. Lifelike.]
1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living.
Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively
flowers and leaves. --Holland.
2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth.
But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste,
With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile
He seems. --Milton.
3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited.
From grave to gay, from lively to severe. --Pope.
4. Representing life; lifelike. [Obs.]
I spied the lively picture of my father.
5. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous.
The colors of the prism are manifestly more full,
intense, and lively that those of natural bodies.
His faith must be not only living, but lively too.
Lively stones (Script.), saints, as being quickened by the
Spirit, and active in holiness.
Syn: Brisk; vigorous; quick; nimble; smart; active; alert;
sprightly; animated; spirited; prompt; earnest; strong;
energetic; vivid; vivacious; blithe; gleeful; airy; gay;
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