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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Massinger. 
 
  5.  Bright;  vivid;  glowing;  strong;  vigorous. 
 
  The  colors  of  the  prism  are  manifestly  more  full, 
  intense,  and  lively  that  those  of  natural  bodies. 
  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  His  faith  must  be  not  only  living,  but  lively  too 
  --South. 
 
  {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; 
  jocund. 




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