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  • She’s a charming and vivacious hostess.
  • a vivacious account of Ravel’s Violin Sonata
  • a vivacious folk dance
  • The lectures were always interesting, vivacious, witty; for the instructor, Mr. Charles Townsend Copeland, more than any one else I have had until this year, brings before you literature in all its original freshness and power.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life

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  • Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Sometimes he looks up at the vivaciousness in Mae’s voice, and then he scrapes the griddle with a spatula, scrapes the grease into an iron trough around the plate.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He spoke very quickly, had a vivacious blue eye, and took an evident pleasure in quoting figures.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Mistress, mend your ways, or you may lose all this vivacity of yours.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • His action was alternately vivacious and sullen.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • His sister was almost as tall as I, with dark, vivacious eyes and a face almost exactly like Danny’s, except that the sculptured lines were a good deal softer.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen

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  • When people have some slight disadvantage like that, they cultivate other things to make up for it-develop charm-and vivacity-and-charm!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • ...the youth as innocently kissed the young lady’s hand with particular vivacity, sensibility, and grace;
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • His bad boy always drove me to my vivacious good girl.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • There were Mr. and Mrs. Merriman, a pretty, vivacious little woman in the thirties; her husband, a jovial fellow, something of a shallow-pate, who laughed a good deal at other people’s witticisms, and had thereby made himself extremely popular.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • the sparkle of her vivacious eyes
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • The destruction of this little country church and the deaths—including the pastor’s vivacious 4-year-old daughter—have shaken the faith of many people who live in this deeply religious corner of Alabama,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The company broke up reluctantly, and drifted toward their several homes, chatting with vivacity and all agreeing that it would be many a long day before Dawson’s Landing would see the equal of this one again.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Janis gestured with unusual vivacity.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • still I accosted him with what vivacity I could.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Demon eyes, of a wild and ghastly vivacity, glared upon me in a thousand directions,
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • I could already imagine the way Rachel would look as she came over the summit: her frizzy red hair, her vivacious smile, her paint-spattered blouse, and jeans covered with doodles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Nathan had always been high-strung, vivacious, talkative, agitated; since throughout the first five months they were together (and they were together constantly) she rarely saw him in the act of taking "the stuff," she made only the most belated connection between drugs and what she simply thought was his somewhat frenetic but ordinary behavior.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She was a dazzling guest, the most headstrong and intellectually curious and vivacious American any of them had ever known.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • ""And they did not grow back?""Our trees aren’t so vivacious as yours are.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • He had been talking all day, on many subjects, and with unusual vivacity.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • She said to a girl almost at Tom’s elbow—with sham vivacity: "Why, Mary Austin! you bad girl, why didn’t you come to Sunday-school?"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Such were some of the thoughts that now stirred in Hester’s mind, with as much vivacity of impression as if they had actually been whispered into her ear.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • There was the same candour, the same vivacity, but it was allied to an expression more full of sensibility and intellect.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He had a very high and large forehead, with a great vivacity and sparkling sharpness in his eyes.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • If you yourself can withstand three cheers at beholding these vivacious fish, then heaven help ye; the spirit of godly gamesomeness is not in ye.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ’Then you’re a cruel man,’ said the matron vivaciously, as she held out her hand for the beadle’s cup; ’and a very hard-hearted man besides.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Widows could never chatter vivaciously or laugh aloud.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • You will find her manners beyond anything I can describe; and your wit and vivacity, I think, must be acceptable to her, especially when tempered with the silence and respect which her rank will inevitably excite.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Here the vivacious doctor made a pathetic grimace.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Augustine, with his blue eyes and golden hair, his ethereally flexible form and vivacious features; and Alfred, dark-eyed, with haughty Roman profile, firmly-knit limbs, and decided bearing.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The men asked him to give his version of it, and he did so with great vivacity for the sight of five small hot whiskies was very exhilarating.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Her spirits even were good, and she was full of a happy vivacity, but I could see evidences of the absolute prostration which she had undergone.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Uncle Pumblechook, sensible of having deserved well of his fellow-creatures, said,—quite vivaciously, all things considered,—"Well, Mrs. Joe, we’ll do our best endeavors; let us have a cut at this same pie."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • There was color, light, and life in the boy’s face now, vivacity in his manner, and genuine merriment in his laugh.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Her color was high and her eyes sparkled with life and vivacity.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He was a most lovely child, with large blue eyes, of that deep color that harmonizes so well with the blond complexion; only his hair, which was too light, gave his face a most singular expression, and added to the vivacity of his look, and the malice of his smile.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I have a great deal of vivacity in my own way, but I really must be allowed to judge when to speak and when to hold my tongue.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • So Boris was full of nervous vivacity all day.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A certain light-haired girl had made vivacious fun at his martial spirit, but there was another and darker girl whom he had gazed at steadfastly, and he thought she grew demure and sad at sight of his blue and brass.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Then vivaciously, ’My faith, your pilot-house wants a clean up!’
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • 27 THE WIFE OF ATHOS "We have now to search for Athos," said d’Artagnan to the vivacious Aramis, when he had informed him of all that had passed since their departure from the capital, and an excellent dinner had made one of them forget his thesis and the other his fatigue.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • At the moment when the Bishop entered, Madame Magloire was talking with considerable vivacity.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • "Hello, there," she called vivaciously.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • He had improved his own spirits, no less than Mrs. Gummidge’s, for they were again at their usual flow, and he was full of vivacious conversation as we went along.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • "Eleanor, be quiet," plucking at her vivacious companion.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
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