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She won an award for best animated cartoon.
  make more lively (or bring to life)

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in film:   to create a set of gradually changing pictures to simulate movement when played in series (a cartoon)
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  • She won an award for best animated cartoon.
  • The right to pursue happiness is the animating principle of capitalism.
  • Pierre spoke rapidly and with animation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The men fell into an animated discussion.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • In fact, she looked quite animated.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • [WILLY breaks off, staring at the light, which occupies the chair, animating it.]
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • By early afternoon I became so bored that I’d plop down in front of the television and watch Speed Racer cartoons. When I could not stand another animated episode, I’d drag myself to my room and kill time by coloring in a coloring book she had given me.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Then a businesslike air animated him.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • His duties would be established, but the wife who was to share, and animate, and reward those duties, might yet be unattainable.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • LUBOV. [Animated] Excellent. We’ll go out.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard

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  • His mother’s face was animated her voice triumphant as she came to the thrilling part where Santa Claus slid down the chimney and nodded and set to work with his fat little belly shaking with laughter.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • To a man of spirit, cowardice and disaster coming together are far more bitter than death striking him unperceived at a time when he is full of courage and animated by the general hope.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
  • I spent the day in suspended animation wrapped in a sleeping bag on the couch, sipping hot chocolate, watching Christmas movies, and waiting for Dad to wake up.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The girls were animated, and everyone was sparkling with energy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Her expression is animated, and I know her image of him is as vivid as the day she first met him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He simply stood there, his smile tight but his eyes animated.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • A little color and animation had come back into Emma’s face; it was clear she liked to talk about the Blackthorns.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Her thoughts faded then, seemed to float in suspended animation as she waited for the procedure on Thomas to be complete.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • But before he could figure a way to say so, Lindsey at up, animated by a new topic.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Collateral Damage came out two years ago, and within a month of its release, the single "Animate" had broken onto the national charts and gone viral.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • With each announcement, there was video, photos, animation, music.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • She was beautiful and spoke in an animated way.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The girl was pacing nervously and appeared to be having an animated conversation with herself.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • It was deeply affirming to meet someone whose work so powerfully animated his life.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Dr. Melton looked up from his patient, his expression becoming animated as soon as he saw her.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • My infatuation with the study of animate nature grew rapidly into a full-fledged love affair.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • His face becomes animated like he’s genuinely fascinated by the economics of post-apocalyptic gambling.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • His movements are animated and he talks so fast that I can tell he’s stumbling over his words.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • The crowd burst into cheers and animated chants of "Long live the Emperor" as Kai turned to face his people.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • He was animated, more so than I had seen him for months.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Once they reconstructed the statue, all they had to do was fill it with some animating magic—usually the harnessed life forces of wind or water spirits.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Todd clicked while Leah was at her most animated.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She gave an animated speech—a performance, really—titled "Elf Owl, Call Me by My First Name."
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • She watched Miguel’s animated face, thinking that at last, his dream was coming true.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Now she was even able to look at him, at this animated thing that was not her own Charles Wallace at all.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • He had this way of talking on the phone that was so intense and animated, his parents could start to believe that he felt some urgent need for connection.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The Byrnes are having an animated conversation in the front seat, but I can’t hear a word.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • His cold manner became a little more animated.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • He is tipsy, animated, almost prattling.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I’ve never seen Six so animated before.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Her face is suddenly animated, as alive and energetic as I’ve ever seen it, and she leans forward on her knees, talking in a rush.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The only three things that I know for certain took place last night are that one, small elves climbed up my body and tied my hair into a mass of tiny knots; two, I must have slept with my mouth open because something crawled into it and died; and three, I was sucked through a vortex into some animated world where an anvil was dropped on my head.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Thomas would sit in the middle of a large group of animated black men on the steps of a crumbling tenement.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • They are fighting for independence and are animated by passion and hatred against invaders….
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • A male guard was with our detail today and in the presence of a man the women guards were always animated.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It was amazing how much better Liam looked after only a few hours; his face was animated with a kind of energy I hadn’t seen …. well, ever.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • And it was during one of those animations that I got into trouble.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • It was possible almost to feel the force of her happiness; it flowed from her body in visible little glints and tremors—in the sparkle of her eyes, and in her animated lips, and in the pink exultant glow that colored her cheeks like rouge.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I can see people moving like bright animated dolls, their mouths opening and closing but no real words coming out.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He’d animated rat skeletons and unearthed the odd human skull.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
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