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animate as in:  animated by her strong belief

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  • Her conversation is animated by nervous energy and a quick wit.
    animated = made lively
  • The animated crowd cheers as Hailey's player makes a three-pointer.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
  • Blood rushed to my brain; I felt an animating surge of adrenaline, of possibility, of a frontier being pushed outward.   (source)
    animating = energizing (bringing to life)
  • She was beautiful and spoke in an animated way.   (source)
    animated = lively or enthusiastic
  • I try and animate my face as I recall the event, a true story, in which I'd foolishly challenged a black bear over the rights to a beehive.   (source)
    animate = make more lively
  • She watched Miguel's animated face, thinking that at last, his dream was coming true.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic or excited)
  • He was underweight, but healthy and animated.   (source)
  • All of the POWs were in a state of high animation. Louie asked what was happening, and someone told him that the Bird was leaving for good.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm
  • The men fell into an animated discussion.   (source)
    animated = lively
  • He was animated, more so than I had seen him for months.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
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  • Their conversation was animated.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic or excited)
  • Now she was even able to look at him, at this animated thing that was not her own Charles Wallace at all.   (source)
    animated = made to seem lifelike
  • He does things, he walks and eats and is animated for a while, then he rests.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
  • Conversing with animation.   (source)
    animation = liveliness or enthusiasm
  • Perhaps he stood in an animated wrangle with one of the citizens—or held a subdued conversation with his young pupil Plato.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
  • But just as when an invention passes into the crystal to inspire imaginations on other worlds, so her spirit will certainly pass down and remain for all time an animating force.   (source)
    animating = energizing or inspiring
  • They were animatedly talking to each other.   (source)
    animatedly = with enthusiasm or lively movement
  • It was this desire for the freedom of my people to live their lives with dignity and self-respect that animated my life, that transformed a frightened young man into a bold one, that drove a law-abiding attorney to become a criminal, that turned a family-loving husband into a man without a home, that forced a life-loving man to live like a monk.   (source)
    animated = gave energy
  • In fact, she looked quite animated.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic or excited)
  • They were talking animatedly-arguing?   (source)
    animatedly = in an excited manner
  • His face becomes animated like he's genuinely fascinated by the economics of post-apocalyptic gambling.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
  • ...the sound of his head making contact, as in an animated cartoon, produced a vibrating boinnng!   (source)
  • ...with colorful flights of butterflies, like animated bouquets, lingering in her long hair.   (source)
    animated = living or lively
  • Even though one of the children suffered a relatively serious injury and I failed by twenty-four hours to transport the group back to the island on time, the power of the children's unanimous, animated support of the venture erased any reluctance the parents might have experienced.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
  • His thin dark face had become animated, his eyes had lost their mocking expression and grown almost dreamy.   (source)
    animated = enlivened (made more lively, excited, or enthusiastic)
  • 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.   (source)
    animated = lively
  • During this dialogue the child had remained silent, her eyes roving from one to the other, all the animation fading out of her face.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm
  • Then a businesslike air animated him.   (source)
    animated = enlivened (made more lively, excited, or enthusiastic)
  • As though animated by a common impulse, the onlookers drew back to a respectful distance; nor were they again indiscreet enough to interrupt.   (source)
    animated = made to move
  • Could you look, sir, into my heart, you would approve to the full the sentiments which animate me.   (source)
    animate = inspire (make more lively)
  • LUBOV. [Animated] Excellent. We'll go out.   (source)
    animated = in a lively manner (with energy or enthusiasm)
  • At the men's end of the table the talk grew more and more animated.   (source)
    animated = lively
  • Her hair of a shining raven black, and curiously braided; her eyes were dark, but gentle, although animated;   (source)
  • A little difficulty to be overcome was no evil to Henry Crawford. He rather derived spirits from it. He had been apt to gain hearts too easily. His situation was new and animating.   (source)
    animating = inspiring (creating enthusiasm)
  • A few blocks north of Pashtunistan Square, Farid pointed to two men talking animatedly at a busy street corner.†   (source)
  • Malfoy was talking animatedly to Crabbe and Goyle, who were chortling.†   (source)
  • I glanced over at Ben, who was talking animatedly, a coffee stirrer dancing in his mouth as he spoke.†   (source)
  • Kai's gaze squinted suspiciously, and he glanced over his shoulder as two well-dressed women passed by, one talking animatedly, the other nodding in agreement, neither paying Cinder and Kai any attention.†   (source)
  • He and Jessica were talking animatedly about the snow fight as we got in line to buy food.†   (source)
  • She would talk animatedly while I listened, and I asked just enough questions to keep the flow of conversation going.†   (source)
  • A bunch of kids are still playing on the swings and the slide, their parents standing off to one side, chatting animatedly.†   (source)
  • Daos Ceit and her friends bought tea and pastries, sat at a table on the other side of the room, talking animatedly.†   (source)
  • Standing in front of Saeed's father she proceeded to talk animatedly with a friend while ignoring the object of her desire.†   (source)
  • Oh, but Paul" she said, turning to him, her eyes dancing animatedly in her flushed face.†   (source)
  • I saw him once or twice talking animatedly to a crowd at breakfast, or visiting with Zu at Cubbies, but it was always from the window of Clancy's room.†   (source)
  • He glanced at Eragon's foot again, then spurred his donkey ahead and began speaking animatedly to Ama and Hedin, who eventually handed him several silver coins.†   (source)
  • He talked animatedly about Grameen's work, and it was exactly the kind of pragmatic grassroots effort that she yearned to join.†   (source)
  • Glass stood next to Huxley and Cora, who were talking animatedly.†   (source)
  • Enyo and Deino were standing not far from me, talking animatedly to the girl they'd called Pemphredo.†   (source)
  • Barbara spots an elegantly dressed Hispanic family a half-dozen seats away, a mother and father talking animatedly to a daughter.†   (source)
  • We were ushered into a car directly behind us as our first driver argued animatedly with a policeman who told him he could not stop here.†   (source)
  • When the lights of ships at sea appeared below them, he spoke animatedly to the turbaned man in the seat next to him.†   (source)
  • They crowded into it as Jocelyn and Luke chattered animatedly with each other about wedding plans.†   (source)
  • The morning after I've been to see Pippa, Nightwing and LeFarge herd us onto a train, and we chatter animatedly in the belly of the great steel dragon as it storms through the lush countryside, belching a long plume of thick black smoke that leaves cinders on our skirts and gloves.†   (source)
  • Davis spoke animatedly with Wheeler for a few minutes, and then they all headed inside the mine.†   (source)
  • She spoke with animation.
    animation = enthusiasm or excitement
  • His voice had changed extraordinarily, and his face had suddenly become both stern and animated.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic or excited)
  • Maria, wanting Henry Crawford's animating support, thought the subject better avoided.   (source)
    animating = inspiring or enthusiastic
  • The gentle words of Agatha and the animated smiles of the charming Arabian were not for me.   (source)
    animated = lively or enthusiastic
  • Jests fell flat, news was not interesting, and the animation was evidently forced.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm, excitement, or the process of inspiring or bringing to life
  • There was such an interest, such an animation, such a spirit diffused.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm
  • Pierre spoke rapidly and with animation.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm, excitement, or the process of inspiring or bringing to life
  • "We drove them back!" said Boris with animation, growing talkative.   (source)
  • "Ha!" she cried, with instant animation, "am I here again?"   (source)
    animation = excitement or enthusiasm
  • This pleased Rostov and he began talking about it, and as he went on became more and more animated.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic, excited, or moving a lot)  OR  (as a verb) to inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
  • On seeing Natasha Pierre grew animated and, hastily passing between the rows, came toward their box.   (source)
  • "Still getting stouter?" he said with animation, but the new wrinkle on his forehead deepened.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm, excitement, or the process of inspiring or bringing to life
  • Berg returned, and over the bottle of wine conversation between the three officers became animated.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic, excited, or moving a lot)  OR  (as a verb) to inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
  • Prince Andrew grew more and more animated.   (source)
  • "Am I not right, Monsieur Pierre?" said he, growing animated.   (source)
  • The whole household, servants included, was bright and animated.   (source)
  • All that July the old prince was exceedingly active and even animated.   (source)
  • The look of his eyes was resolute, calm, and animatedly alert, as never before.   (source)
    animatedly = with enthusiasm or lively movement
  • He seemed now frightened and distraught and now unnaturally animated and enterprising.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic, excited, or moving a lot)  OR  (as a verb) to inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
  • "I am so happy today," she said, with the old animation Pierre had not seen in her for along time.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm, excitement, or the process of inspiring or bringing to life
  • Prince Nicholas grew more animated and expressed his views on the impending war.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic, excited, or moving a lot)  OR  (as a verb) to inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
  • The flames flared up again, lighting the animated, delighted, exhausted faces of the spectators.   (source)
  • "What's the matter?" asked Natasha, as with animated face she ran into the room.   (source)
  • From the expression of his animated face the woman saw that this man might help her.   (source)
  • The instant he had done this, all Rostov's animation vanished.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm, excitement, or the process of inspiring or bringing to life
  • His glance became more animated as his conclusions became more hopeless.   (source)
    animated = lively (enthusiastic, excited, or moving a lot)  OR  (as a verb) to inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
  • Every time he looked at his bare feet a smile of animated self-satisfaction flitted across his face.   (source)
  • Then he began to chat of all things except ourselves and diseases and with such an infinite geniality that I could see poor Lucy's pretense of animation merge into reality.   (source)
    animation = liveliness or enthusiasm
  • He was surprised at the eagerness which animated the whole team and which was communicated to him; but still more surprising was the change wrought in Dave and Sol-leks.   (source)
    animated = made lively
  • Anne stood among them, bright eyed and animated as they; but Matthew suddenly became conscious that there was something about her different from her mates.   (source)
    animated = enthusiastic
  • As Marilla watched the bright, animated face and graceful motions her thoughts went back to the evening Anne had arrived at Green Gables, and memory recalled a vivid picture of the odd, frightened child in her preposterous yellowish-brown wincey dress, the heartbreak looking out of her tearful eyes.   (source)
  • Of that sweet, sweet, good, good woman in all the radiant beauty of her youth and animation, with the red scar on her forehead, of which she was conscious, and which we saw with grinding of our teeth, remembering whence and how it came.   (source)
    animation = liveliness or enthusiasm
  • Her sympathy was ours; her smile, her soft voice, the sweet glance of her celestial eyes, were ever there to bless and animate us.   (source)
    animate = enliven (make more lively)
  • We accordingly brought him back to the deck and restored him to animation by rubbing him with brandy and forcing him to swallow a small quantity.   (source)
    animation = liveliness (consciousness)
  • Unless I had been animated by an almost supernatural enthusiasm, my application to this study would have been irksome and almost intolerable.   (source)
    animated = energized
  • His duties would be established, but the wife who was to share, and animate, and reward those duties, might yet be unattainable.   (source)
    animate = give life to
  • From this time a new spirit of life animated the decaying frame of the stranger. He manifested the greatest eagerness to be upon deck to watch for the sledge which had before appeared;   (source)
    animated = energized
  • I do desire that you will not be making her really unhappy; a little love, perhaps, may animate and do her good, but I will not have you plunge her deep, for she is as good a little creature as ever lived, and has a great deal of feeling.   (source)
    animate = make more lively
  • —she could not help admitting it to be very agreeable flattery, or help listening, and answering with more animation than she had intended.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm
  • We passed a considerable period at Oxford, rambling among its environs and endeavouring to identify every spot which might relate to the most animating epoch of English history.   (source)
    animating = exciting
  • We are sometimes a little in want of animation among ourselves: my sisters seem out of spirits, and Tom is certainly not at his ease.   (source)
    animation = enthusiasm
  • A fiendish rage animated him as he said this; his face was wrinkled into contortions too horrible for human eyes to behold; but presently he calmed himself and proceeded— "I intended to reason."   (source)
    animated = energized
  • He said little, but when he spoke I read in his kindling eye and in his animated glance a restrained but firm resolve not to be chained to the miserable details of commerce.   (source)
    animated = lively or enthusiastic
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animate as in:  an animated cartoon

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  • Have you seen the animated version of Lord of the Rings.
    animated = moving cartoon
  • She is one of the animators who worked on the new Disney film.
    animators = people who illustrate (draw to create) moving cartoons
  • 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.   (source)
    animated = moving cartoon
  • We watched some Japanese animated film that Will said was perfect hangover viewing, and I stuck around—partly because I wanted to keep an eye on his blood pressure and partly, to be honest, because I was being a bit mischievous.   (source)
  • As everybody knows, nothing enhances silly action sequences more than really cheesy animation.   (source)
    animation = moving cartoons
  • On the television, an animated film flickered and sputtered with epileptic vim, windmilling geometrics intercut with letters and live-action racecar images.   (source)
    animated = moving cartoon
  • Other researchers have employed Ekman's system to study everything from schizophrenia to heart disease; it has even been put to use by computer animators at Pixar (Toy Story) and DreamWorks (Shrek).   (source)
    animators = people who create moving cartoons
  • It was clear, however, that she had not taken the trouble to look past him when making these plans: Evan was, well, Evan, and the twins David and Darrin both were sporting Star Wars T-shirts and had spent the entire dinner so far ignoring Lissa and Jess completely while discussing Japanese animation.   (source)
    animation = moving cartoons
  • My youth sang the glory of books, the psalms of travel, of new faces, of the universe of Disney animation, of Popsicle sticks and county fairs, of parables of war spoken by a. flight-jacketed father, of parables of love and Jesus sung by a blue-eyed mother, a renegade Baptist, a converted Catholic, a soldier of the Lord.   (source)
  • Although its juvenile dial often drew odd looks, Langdon had never owned any other watch; Disney animations had been his first introduction to the magic of form and color, and Mickey now served as Langdon's daily reminder to stay young at heart.†   (source)
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  • Alice allows introductory computing students—and anyone else, young or old—to easily create animations for telling a story, playing an interactive game or making a video.†   (source)
  • The animators' strike had left the Disney Studio in a precarious financial condition.†   (source)
  • And it was during one of those animations that I got into trouble.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.   (source)
    animated = moving (as though live action)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.   (source)
  • Now quickly flip the right-hand page back and forth until the picture appears to be animated.   (source)
    animated = a moving cartoon  OR  (as a verb) made a moving cartoon
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.   (source)
    animated = moving (as though live action)
  • I was reminded of an animated film I'd once seen where a cartoon character with an eraser rubbed out his desk and his lamp and his chair and his window with a scenic view and the whole of his comfortably appointed office until—at last—the eraser hung suspended in a disturbing sea of white.   (source)
    animated = moving cartoon
  • Now I stare through the glass, then up at the fat, jolly, animated cartoon characters that were painted on the wall and going through the various stages of making doughnuts.   (source)
    animated = a moving cartoon  OR  (as a verb) made a moving cartoon
  • I thought of Mr. Ziegler and his animated "happy face" suns, which he would draw on my papers, Mrs. Woodworth's dreaded spelling tests or running to the library, where Ms. Howell played "Octopus's Garden," by the Beatles, on her record player.   (source)
  • And sot for the first time in the history of great literature, we proudly bring you the latest in cheesy animation technology: The art of Flip-O-Rama!   (source)
    animation = a moving cartoon
  • In 1941 hundreds of Disney animators went on strike, expressing support for the Screen Cartoonists Guild.†   (source)
  • Less than ten years after the liberation of Dora-Nordhausen, von Braun was giving orders to Disney animators and designing a ride at Disneyland called Rocket to the Moon.†   (source)
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animate as in:  animate v. inanimate

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  • Is it an animate noun?
    animate = living
  • Animacy is one of the most elementary principles in linguistics.
    animacy = a state of being alive or not, or the degree to which as an animal feels and thinks
  • Everything I wanted to say would have to wait, and I'd go back to the same suspended animation I'd been in before.   (source)
    animation = life
  • After days and nights of incredible labour and fatigue, I succeeded in discovering the cause of generation and life; nay, more, I became myself capable of bestowing animation upon lifeless matter.   (source)
  • ...and before he can get your heart for his own use he has to unfasten it from all the holds upon things animate and inanimate, which so many years' growth have confirmed, and which are considerably tightened for the moment by the very idea of separation.   (source)
    animate = alive
  • A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.   (source)
    animation = life
  • Who shall conceive the horrors of my secret toil as I dabbled among the unhallowed damps of the grave or tortured the living animal to animate the lifeless clay?   (source)
    animate = give life to
  • She was senseless, and I endeavoured by every means in my power to restore animation, when I was suddenly interrupted by the approach of a rustic, who was probably the person from whom she had playfully fled.   (source)
    animation = life
  • Pursuing these reflections, I thought that if I could bestow animation upon lifeless matter, I might in process of time (although I now found it impossible) renew life where death had apparently devoted the body to corruption.   (source)
  • Although I possessed the capacity of bestowing animation, yet to prepare a frame for the reception of it, with all its intricacies of fibres, muscles, and veins, still remained a work of inconceivable difficulty and labour.   (source)
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  • The animacy of life hung in abeyance.†   (source)
  • "But I'm not an inanimate object," I argued.   (source)
    inanimate = without life
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in inanimate means not and reverses the meaning of animate. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • He drew attention to very gradual transitions from inanimate nature to more complicated life forms.   (source)
    inanimate = non-living
  • Some were of inanimate objects, like a tire or a tangerine, with the same defects.   (source)
    inanimate = not living
  • There are very few inanimate details in that movie that would be distracting to someone with autism.   (source)
    inanimate = not alive
  • As far as I know, inanimate objects can accidentally kill you.   (source)
    inanimate = not living
  • In the shadows the mummified bundle—what little was visible—had a ragged, poignant, oddly personal look, less like an inanimate object than some poor creature bound and helpless in the dark, unable to cry out and dreaming of rescue.   (source)
    inanimate = non-living
  • Do inanimate objects (couches, chairs, spatulas, etc.) absorb the energy of the criminals, the wrongdoers among whom they live?   (source)
    inanimate = not living
  • She walked out into the middle of Emerald Drive and gazed up at the rotted buildings and towers of the surrounding neighborhood, as if able to feel the pain of these inanimate structures, the toll exacted by Redd's rule on her beloved Wondertropolis.   (source)
    inanimate = without life
  • It's an inanimate object.   (source)
    inanimate = not living
  • He saw a collection of inanimate objects in the room and constructed a system to explain them—a system that he interpreted with such rigid and impoverished logic that when George fires his shotgun at Martha and an umbrella pops out, he laughed out loud.   (source)
  • When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations.   (source)
    inanimate = non-living
  • "Where," asked he, with a look askance at them—for it was the clergyman's peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate, "where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?"   (source)
    inanimate = not feeling or thinking like a human or an animal
  • She had none of Fanny's delicacy of taste, of mind, of feeling; she saw Nature, inanimate Nature, with little observation; her attention was all for men and women, her talents for the light and lively.   (source)
    inanimate = not having feelings
  • ...and before he can get your heart for his own use he has to unfasten it from all the holds upon things animate and inanimate, which so many years' growth have confirmed, and which are considerably tightened for the moment by the very idea of separation.   (source)
    inanimate = not living
  • I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.   (source)
    inanimate = non-living
  • She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair.   (source)
    inanimate = not alive
  • But again when I reflected that they had spurned and deserted me, anger returned, a rage of anger, and unable to injure anything human, I turned my fury towards inanimate objects.   (source)
    inanimate = non-living
  • Margot never goes as a person; she is always an inanimate object or a concept of some kind.†   (source)
  • After a few minutes climbing over Festus's inanimate body, Leo started to get irritated.†   (source)
  • He already seemed inanimate, a part of the forest.†   (source)
  • All around the station, inanimate objects began to move.†   (source)
  • Except for Mary Ann, who couldn't laugh because she was inanimate.†   (source)
  • Fine, I'll just sit here like an inanimate object.†   (source)
  • He might have even chosen Osiris, because Walt was a natural at bringing inanimate things to life.†   (source)
  • "They could just be terrifying inanimate corpses," Blitz said.†   (source)
  • The uproar is only my own shriek, and chasms are, like all things vast, inanimate.†   (source)
  • A shiver seemed to run down the blade, but other than that, it remained inanimate.†   (source)
  • It was the inanimate machine's robotic signal that another dual reference had been calculated.†   (source)
  • I tried to tell myself the corpse was an inanimate object like a scarecrow.†   (source)
  • Numerous People, Inanimate Objects, and Concepts Said to Suck Donkey Dick†   (source)
  • He had won his every battle against inanimate nature; but this was a battle he lost.†   (source)
  • He shuddered as he saw the inanimate and lifeless world moving, and the dead things, dancing.†   (source)
  • Note to self: Stop punching inanimate objects.†   (source)
  • They are people, men, not inanimate objects.†   (source)
  • These and other inanimate things she saw and experienced.†   (source)
  • He sneezed, then added, 'They're inanimate objects.†   (source)
  • The residue of the human spirit smeared on inanimate objects was all he could withstand of humanity.†   (source)
  • With December all the things in the village— the stubborn, inanimate things—revolted at once.†   (source)
  • For surely, thought George, if they could move inanimate matter, they could move their own bodies.†   (source)
  • By morning light, the books are all hunched together again with their spines turned out, fossilized, inanimate.†   (source)
  • Inanimate.†   (source)
  • It gave Jack a curious shrinking feeling, as if his life force had dwindled to a mere spark while the hotel and the grounds had suddenly doubled in size and become sinister, dwarfing them with sullen, inanimate power.†   (source)
  • The young man was in fact swaying with weariness, too tired to protest our discussing him as though he were an inanimate object.†   (source)
  • He became inanimate.†   (source)
  • I thought he should continue to act, in public, as if I were a large vase or a window: part of the background, inanimate or transparent.†   (source)
  • "See," I said out loud — talking to inanimate objects, never a good sign — "That's not so horrible, is it?"†   (source)
  • Then, late Saturday afternoon, for some unknowable reason a light went on in the reptilian core of Beck's inanimate brain and he floated back to consciousness.†   (source)
  • Or at inanimate objects.†   (source)
  • He was in her past, in the past, he was an antique, a dull, inanimate object she could leave in an attic.†   (source)
  • But outside, even as the night seemed to dissolve in a fierce driving wind, I could feel something calling to me, something inanimate which I'd never known.†   (source)
  • Except for the fact that he no longer showed an interest in mounting inanimate objects, he was the same crazed beast.†   (source)
  • WHILE I WAIT FOR SAM I WALK THROUGH THE house lifting inanimate objects up in the air without touching them: an apple from the kitchen counter, a fork in the sink, a small potted plant sitting beside the front window.†   (source)
  • Over time he had acquired the ability to blend into the background of wherever he was—into bookshelves, gardens, curtains, doorways, streets—to appear inanimate, almost invisible to the untrained eye.†   (source)
  • It was still too early, but I decided I'd better get out of the house before the inanimate objects started talking back.†   (source)
  • But outside, even as the night seemed to dissolve in a fierce driving wind, I could feel something calling to me, something inanimate which I'd never known.†   (source)
  • His hands rose from his sides and held her, tentatively, around the waist, just his fingertips, as if she were a balloon he didn't want to pop. But for a terrible moment, his mouth was inanimate, stunned.†   (source)
  • The vampire was utterly white and smooth, as if he were sculpted from bleached bone, and his face was as seemingly inanimate as a statue, except for two brilliant green eyes that looked down at the boy intently like flames in a skull.†   (source)
  • I was bent on it now, possessed only of some vague notion that in works of art I could find some solace while bringing nothing of death to what was inanimate and yet magnificently possessed of the spirit of life itself.†   (source)
  • Despite his promise to remain inanimate, he gasped and cried "You're kidding me!" at all the appropriate spots and some of the inappropriate ones.†   (source)
  • He turned heavy and inanimate in my hands just as one of the giants back handed me, sending me flying across the cavern.†   (source)
  • However, transferring power to a living creature is different from transferring power to an inanimate object.†   (source)
  • The iron had hurt more, but she would have preferred its touch, for the hot metal was impersonal, inanimate, and predictable, all things the burrow grub was not.†   (source)
  • He felt himself simply part of a pattern, a cohesion of things animate and inanimate, to which he was connected both by spirit and by blood.†   (source)
  • Cameras cover every inch of her room and record around the clock, which might seem to be a waste of videotape—except that from time to time, inanimate objects around ATX-12-23 become animated.†   (source)
  • Not only her eyes and all her senses but also inanimate things seemed to exist because of him, backdrops to his presence.†   (source)
  • To William Wayne, also in the line, the legs were inanimate—something to put out of his mind and move on from.†   (source)
  • It was with a keen, famished regret that I watched the last inanimate light of the sun feather the edges of the horizon.†   (source)
  • As the orator is maneuvered into position, he seems almost to be an inanimate object, like a huge ornate vase which must be precisely centered on a mantel.†   (source)
  • Some are inanimate—a school that Zanmi Lasante built out here in the mountains—but mostly they're patients.†   (source)
  • And all for twenty-five cents, the quarter part of a dollar ....Ladies and gentlemen, he'll bring you joy, step up and meet him, Sambo the I knew I should get back to the district but I was held by the inanimate, boneless bouncing of the grinning doll and struggled between the desire to join in the laughter and to leap upon it with both feet, when it suddenly collapsed and I saw the tip of the spieler's toe press upon the circular cardboard that formed the feet and a broad black hand come down, its fingers deftly lifting the doll's head and stretching it upward, twice its length, then releasing it to dance again.†   (source)
  • In the next game, all I had to do was wait in a circle until it was my turn to say what inanimate object I wanted to be.†   (source)
  • The gunslinger left them there, staring at each other across the dusty, droppings-strewn floor, he with his sick grin, she with dumb, inanimate defiance.†   (source)
  • Everywhere there were the sounds of inanimate pain, wood straining against wood, ropes twisting, stretched to the breaking point.†   (source)
  • He is a true humanitarian and is interested only in his rights to a percentage of the value of the inanimate cargo and the ship.†   (source)
  • Afterward, it did not disappoint him that what he had possessed was an inanimate body without resistance or response.†   (source)
  • I have to think about it as something inanimate, something growing in me like a tumor or a plant, something that should have been cut out but wasn't.†   (source)
  • But whereas most of these things were abstract or inanimate or simply unaware of her dislike, from these, her only grandchildren, she derived a much more gratifying return and set about making their stay, over the ensuing months, as miserable as possible.†   (source)
  • Concentrating, he searched for the faint signs of warmth and movement that would indicate the lily was more than an inanimate object.†   (source)
  • Once again, music was arising from the inanimate, the elemental, and the dead, as if to bring them alive.†   (source)
  • Now it was only a matter of making sounds, inarticulate sounds addressed to inanimate objects unrelated to such concepts as reality, human or honor.†   (source)
  • To a savage, the world is a place of unintelligible miracles where anything is possible to inanimate matter and nothing is possible to him.†   (source)
  • She submitted in the manner of complying with the rule that it was, at times, her duty to become an inanimate object turned over to her husband's use.†   (source)
  • But this-she thought-this inanimate indifference was the permanent state of the people around her, of men who had no purpose and no passion.†   (source)
  • The existence of inanimate matter is unconditional, the existence of life is not: it depends on a specific course of action.†   (source)
  • It was like trying to summon emotion toward inanimate objects, toward refuse sliding down a mountainside to crush him.†   (source)
  • She saw him glance at her and glance away, as if she were merely another inanimate fixture of the train.†   (source)
  • It won't, so long as you run it," When he did not smile, his face looked inanimate, only his eyes remained alive, active with a cold, brilliant clarity of perception.†   (source)
  • You proclaim yourself unable to harness the forces of inanimate matter, yet propose to harness the minds of men who are able to achieve the feats you cannot equal.†   (source)
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  • In that animation, hanging on the wall behind Anorak, you could see a large painting of a black dragon.†   (source)
  • Now that seemed like such a mild reaction, for Claude was suddenly conscious of all the mechanism of nerve and muscle and ligament that animated his fingers.†   (source)
  • Skin pulled over a skeleton, an animated corpse.†   (source)
  • Susie had snuck up behind Chuck during our animated discussion.†   (source)
  • As such, what was most likely to ensue was a scrum for the head, animated by accusations, recriminations, fisticuffs, and possibly gunfire.†   (source)
  • A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers.†   (source)
  • Packed tightly together, the soldiers had at first engaged in animated speculation on what might await them.†   (source)
  • His expression, too, changes, becomes more mobile and animated.†   (source)
  • It was deeply affirming to meet someone whose work so powerfully animated his life.†   (source)
  • According to Annabeth, who'd seen the show before, the blasts would be sequenced so tightly they'd look like frames of animation across the sky.†   (source)
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  • The talk was nowhere more animated than at the meeting of the Married Woman's Card Club on Tuesday night.†   (source)
  • She gave an animated speech—a performance, really—titled "Elf Owl, Call Me by My First Name."†   (source)
  • He is tipsy, animated, almost prattling.†   (source)
  • Miss Peregrine, who had been so animated, seemed to fade a little.†   (source)
  • He looked handsome and animated, as if he were really having a good time, and glad of it.†   (source)
  • With each announcement, there was video, photos, animation, music.†   (source)
  • He understood that they were only animated cavities full of jelly and strings and liquids.†   (source)
  • "Lucky, I call it," said Ron, looking slightly more animated.†   (source)
  • Their professor, an animated schoolmaster named Bissell, leapt onto the table and bellowed, "Penta-meter, Greer!†   (source)
  • Peter's voice grew more animated.†   (source)
  • It flops across my body, feeling like a flipper, no, something less animated, like a club.†   (source)
  • Never had she appeared so animated, so weirdly excited.†   (source)
  • I've never seen Six so animated before.†   (source)
  • They were paintings about suspended animation; about waiting, about objects not in use.†   (source)
  • Japanese anime, and even computer animation!†   (source)
  • My favorite teacher was Mr. Botte, who taught biology and liked to animate the frogs and crawfish we had to dissect by making them dance in their waxed pans.†   (source)
  • The crowd burst into cheers and animated chants of "Long live the Emperor" as Kai turned to face his people.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The girls were animated, and everyone was sparkling with energy.†   (source)
  • His cold manner became a little more animated.†   (source)
  • The other boys were animated, maybe excited even, but Tommy's eyes looked empty.†   (source)
  • The wine-dark splash carried a blatting animation that threw me back into the energy of the shot all over again: the kick, the burst, trajectory of droplets.†   (source)
  • and animate.†   (source)
  • The bodies are animated.†   (source)
  • Mike was animated again, putting a great deal of trust in the local weatherman who promised sun tomorrow.†   (source)
  • Tim looked animated as he chatted with the pastor.†   (source)
  • She seems animated in a way he doesn't remember her having been in a while.†   (source)
  • His movements are animated and he talks so fast that I can tell he's stumbling over his words.†   (source)
  • As boisterous and animated as Martin Silenus seemed upon first encounter, so the next guest at the table exuded an immediate and equally impressive sense of intelligent reticence.†   (source)
  • My little sister Kathy and I would creep to the top of the stairs in our underwear, listening as the Big Kids had animated conversations about "changing the system" and "the revolution," extolling the virtues of Martin Luther King over Malcolm X and vice versa, and playing records by the Last Poets.†   (source)
  • We'd just finished watching two of Deborah's favorite movies back-to-back: Roots and the animated movie Spirit, about a wild horse who's captured by the U.S. Army.†   (source)
  • Like an old glove without a hand to animate it, he knew that the real Missy wasn't there.†   (source)
  • I knew they would get into the working world and create terrific new software programs, animation projects and entertainment devices.†   (source)
  • He was an animated storyteller, humorous and witty.†   (source)
  • A male guard was with our detail today and in the presence of a man the women guards were always animated.†   (source)
  • "Holy shiti" he says, when The Black Sun pops back into full animation again.†   (source)
  • Animating them is a little harder and controling them is practically impossible.†   (source)
  • Comprehension animated her, for just a moment.†   (source)
  • But it opened onto a roof terrace that looked out over the market and was, when the electricity had not gone out, bathed in the soft and shimmying glow of a large, animated neon sign that towered nearby in the service of a zero-calorie carbonated beverage.†   (source)
  • My dad came back to life, animated for the first time this evening.†   (source)
  • A couple of feet away, he can hear Timur engaged in an animated discussion with Nabi over rent prices.†   (source)
  • Later on at the dinner table he was still animated, though, which is the status quo on Sundays.†   (source)
  • To his mother, he seemed to be a different man: well read, animated, involved.†   (source)
  • Snyder studied animation, once published a comic strip and dabbles in sculpture.†   (source)
  • Their conversation was animated.†   (source)
  • I was battling a mindless, animated corpse.†   (source)
  • "I heard some of them can make their bikes fly," put in Alec, who looked animated for once.†   (source)
  • He leaned forward, his face animated.†   (source)
  • Whatever we call it—mind, character, soul—we like to think we possess something that is greater than the sum of our neurons and that "animates" us.†   (source)
  • It was uneven stylistically, and in places the writing was actually rather poor—there had been no time for any fine polishing—but the book was animated by a fury that no reader could help but notice.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Byrnes are having an animated conversation in the front seat, but I can't hear a word.†   (source)
  • Judging by the garish purple background and abundance of animated gifs on the page, it was a "homemade" website, to put it nicely.†   (source)
  • Slowly at first, then with increasing animation, the dinner got under way.†   (source)
  • Tad looked up at her, and his normally animated, lively face seemed pale and watchful —too old.†   (source)
  • He hardly expected the burst of passion that animated Rhunon.†   (source)
  • He also seemed to be having an animated conversation with Miriam.†   (source)
  • My mom loves to watch animated movies, so we go to the movies as a threesome.†   (source)
  • Em's voice becomes animated as she describes the dress.†   (source)
  • One of the animated characters on the show, a mailbox, is called Mailbox.†   (source)
  • He recounted some of them to Fermina Daza in the belief that this might animate her, but she sat smoking in another world.†   (source)
  • To keep you animated, vital and happy.†   (source)
  • Walt Disney neither wrote, nor drew the animated classics that bore his name.†   (source)
  • Animate.†   (source)
  • While Frieda and I clucked on about the near fight, Maureen, suddenly animated, put her velvet-sleeved arm through Pecola's and began to behave as though they were the closest of friends.†   (source)
  • She leans forward and becomes even more animated.†   (source)
  • Inside, a very old man with white hair was standing next to a filing cabinet under a poster that said: HENCE WITHOUT PARENTS, BY SPONTANEOUS BIRTH, RISE HE FIRST SPECKS OF ANIMATED EARTH—ERASMUS DARWIN.†   (source)
  • Her face, so interested and animated when the other man was there, had now become sullen.†   (source)
  • Still, pink lips and a perky nose confirmed its presence, as did a quality of roguish animation, of uppity Irish egotism, which often activated the Cherokee mask and took control completely when he played the guitar and sang.†   (source)
  • The child in her was briefly reborn—she didn't chatter, but she did occasionally laugh out loud, and her cloudy eyes cleared and became animated.†   (source)
  • Reluctantly, I keyed in the code to access my voice messages, and Heath's cute, dopey voice shocked me with how loud and animated he sounded.†   (source)
  • Ted nodded, suddenly looking much more animated.†   (source)
  • I don't believe I've ever seen Brigid so animated.†   (source)
  • Her thoughts faded then, seemed to float in suspended animation as she waited for the procedure on Thomas to be complete.†   (source)
  • Thomas is becoming increasingly animated by the prospect of Cedric going to Brown.†   (source)
  • Calm, guileless, and sometimes childishly animated, they looked like fat fifty-year-olds pretending they were fourteen.†   (source)
  • In the months to come, because one did have to keep on walking, one desperately wanted to believe nothing had changed during those years of suspended animation.†   (source)
  • I had these animated, bright brown eyes.†   (source)
  • Stoddard's face was scarcely less animated as he searched hastily in the pigeon-holes of his desk.†   (source)
  • It was one of those electronically animated jobs, where the arm actually moved.†   (source)
  • As the two men carried on an animated conversation, I tried not to look at them.†   (source)
  • They're either humanely euthanized or placed into suspended animation.†   (source)
  • Lately, he received a fair amount of criticism from friends for not spending more time with his family, and there were some who, when they spoke about this matter out of his earshot, seemed oddly animated.†   (source)
  • But troops properly inspired, and animated by a just confidence in their leader will often exceed expectation, or the limits of probability.†   (source)
  • Yossarian was warm when the cold weather came because of Orr's marvelous stove, and he might have existed in his warm tent quite comfortably if not for the memory of Orr, and if not for the gang of animated roommates that came swarming inside rapaciously one day from the two full combat crews Colonel Cathcart had requisitioned — and obtained in less than forty-eight hours — as replacements for Kid Sampson and McWatt.†   (source)
  • He straightened up, fingering his scarf, and let the tide of nearly a thousand animated voices wash over him while he got his bearings.†   (source)
  • The guard was starting to get a tad animated.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • How does this jug differ from something animate?†   (source)
  • As I withdrew into the rectory, I heard him speaking to Elinor in a most animated voice.†   (source)
  • She was having an animated discussion with an invisible person.†   (source)
  • He was there; the man with gold-rimmed spectacles was excusing himself past an animated trio in the lobby.†   (source)
  • As soon as we're in smiling range, his face animates into a courteous and professional mask.†   (source)
  • I am neither dead nor in a state of suspended animation.†   (source)
  • It combined all the advantages of a space suit with those of suspended animation.†   (source)
  • The horse was alert, buoyant, animated, all of his faculties alive to his rider.†   (source)
  • Odd, to see Mom so animated, here at home, so much more the way she used to be.†   (source)
  • They vigorously ignored the truth that their own "principle of objectivity" is not itself an observable fact...and therefore by their own criteria should be put in a state of suspended animation.†   (source)
  • She looked as if she expected a good session of gossip to animate today's study period.†   (source)
  • In man, transitory life attains its peak of animation, of soul power, so to speak.†   (source)
  • It's a sound, practical Plan!" snapped James Taggart unexpectedly, with an angry edge of sudden animation in his voice.†   (source)
  • But a Bug worker is hardly more than animate machinery.†   (source)
  • He demonstrated this with another experiment, using a still photograph that can be animated by computer to move lips and blink when it talks, as they feed it different voices.†   (source)
  • Her eyes were green, and so animate now that it seemed that she was dancing.†   (source)
  • Cameras cover every inch of her room and record around the clock, which might seem to be a waste of videotape—except that from time to time, inanimate objects around ATX-12-23 become animated.†   (source)
  • Miri had never seen Mrs. Stein so animated.†   (source)
  • The minute Abuela Celia leaves, his mother becomes very animated.†   (source)
  • Necromancy animates these wights, yet they are still only dead flesh.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My dad was a lean man, always with a cigarette between his thin fingers, his gestures quick and animated as he moved through the house, forever pacing.†   (source)
  • Diamond kept up an animated chatter the whole way, yet absolutely refused to divulge where they were going.†   (source)
  • One spirit would animate and lead the States.†   (source)
  • LOVE ANIMATES.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The shouts of cadremen rang through the hall, and the plebes, bovine and disoriented, moved without animation in a blind, stunned herd toward their seats.†   (source)
  • Ashe responded to his animation, leaning forward across the table, speaking with emphasis, almost triumph.†   (source)
  • I do not mean to suggest that such sentiments animated most Confederates.†   (source)
  • He had a kind voice, one much less animated than his public persona used.†   (source)
  • My infatuation with the study of animate nature grew rapidly into a full-fledged love affair.†   (source)
  • I noted, too, that my face had lost animation.†   (source)
  • What animates and possesses me is what drives Miss Eckhart, the love of her art and the love of giving it, the desire to give it until there is no more left.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Everywhere we went there used to be these welcoming seances d'animation, tribal dancing.†   (source)
  • She lost her dreary air, her face became animated, the bloom of youth came back to her.†   (source)
  • Narcosamine had been discovered during research into animal hibernation: it was not true to say-as was popularly believed-that it produced suspended animation.†   (source)
  • He looked away and suddenly became engaged in an animated conversation with the woman to his right.†   (source)
  • I'm drawn to people, to be one of a crowd,
    To share their morning animation.†   (source)
  • "Indeed, that is the truth," said Sister Price, with animation.†   (source)
  • Senator Wright contended "that their presence gives a pleasing and necessary animation to debate, polishing the speakers' arguments and softening their manner.†   (source)
  • Powell's face was suddenly animated.†   (source)
  • But these new women are neither lopsided nor sad: they're placid, like animated statues.†   (source)
  • There was no animation in his dark eyes.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • Theresa leaned in and impulsively hugged Deanna, excitement animating her face.†   (source)
  • Her face was almost too lovely when it was animated.†   (source)
  • Things continued in that state of suspended animation for weeks, although some things did happen.†   (source)
  • He plays with more confidence now and becomes more animated, working the vibrato with a flourish.†   (source)
  • Animation scroll blended with oil, water, and a few secret ingredients.†   (source)
  • During this time the Binder twins remained in a state similar to suspended animation.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • Every magical creature is kept animated by a spell that is either in or on its body.†   (source)
  • His face was as smooth as mine is now, more animated for the blood, but cold and without emotion.†   (source)
  • The girl was pacing nervously and appeared to be having an animated conversation with herself.†   (source)
  • The Black Sun loses its smooth animation and begins to move in fuzzy stop-action.†   (source)
  • Though Cecilia was facing away from her, Briony thought she was speaking with very little animation.†   (source)
  • I met her animated gaze for a long second.†   (source)
  • He might as well have fought the animated statues of the saints.†   (source)
  • No wonder the Chief Lector put her in suspended animation.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • Jacob leaned forward, instantly animated.†   (source)
  • Now quickly flip the righthand page back and forth until the picture appears to be animated.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • nothing beats the "economy-sized" thrills of CHEESY ANIMATION TECHNOLOGY (also known as...)†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • Now quickly flip the righthand page back and forth until the picture appears to be animated.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • If you flip quickly, the two pictures will start to look like one animated picture.†   (source)
  • Suddenly, he stepped toward Alma, animated.†   (source)
  • It keeps them in a state of suspended animation.†   (source)
  • His animation had died down, leaving its traces in his eyes.†   (source)
  • The animation on her face as she talked about her father and her children made him smile.†   (source)
  • His face, despite the bruises and cockeyed glasses, was animated.†   (source)
  • One noticed this, because he was usually so talkative and animated.†   (source)
  • Appearing suddenly animated, Orrin said, "What if we bypass Dras-Leona entirely?"†   (source)
  • Her expression is animated, and I know her image of him is as vivid as the day she first met him.†   (source)
  • Then an animated door opened and a Lara Croft-like figure stepped out.†   (source)
  • Dr. Melton looked up from his patient, his expression becoming animated as soon as he saw her.†   (source)
  • He'd animated rat skeletons and unearthed the odd human skull.†   (source)
  • It was hard to tell with no animation in the face.†   (source)
  • I never shall shine, 'til some animating occasion calls forth all my powers.†   (source)
  • There was a spark of animation in Jace's voice.†   (source)
  • As she spoke, he watched her growing more animated.†   (source)
  • The witches are not interested in animating corpses to serve some dark purpose.†   (source)
  • "Probably the magic that animated them," I guessed.†   (source)
  • A computer-generated version of the city model appeared, now animated and glowing at night.†   (source)
  • He simply stood there, his smile tight but his eyes animated.†   (source)
  • But before he could figure a way to say so, Lindsey at up, animated by a new topic.†   (source)
  • Zia, Amos had a way of animating his coat so it could steer his boat.†   (source)
  • To Adams it appeared his exhortation had "animated" and "pleased" his audience.†   (source)
  • Todd clicked while Leah was at her most animated.†   (source)
  • "You'll love it if they let you hike the Hill," Grandfather says, his face animated.†   (source)
  • In one, a very well dressed man talks with great animation about how he goes about shopping.†   (source)
  • They dropped down one by one, and they spoke with animation, for they thought they had succeeded.†   (source)
  • Indeed, as he spoke, his expression brightened and he became increasingly animated.†   (source)
  • My father looks like a kid, laughing and animated and whispering in this woman's ear.†   (source)
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