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  • the sparkle of her vivacious eyes   (source)
    vivacious = engaging liveliness
  • There was no harassing restraint, no repressing of glee and vivacity with him; for with him I was at perfect ease, because I knew I suited him; all I said or did seemed either to console or revive him.   (source)
    vivacity = liveliness
  • Miss Homer sparkled with wit and vivacity as Nell Gywn; she was dramatic as Queen Isabella of Spain; her Josephine was a delightful vignette; and her Lady Emma Hamilton was a poignant bit of acting.†   (source)
  • Despite my rotten day, Marlee's manner was so vivacious that my smile grew wider.†   (source)
  • "She's really ugly," says Pansy Parkinson, a pretty and vivacious fourth-year student, "but she'd be well up to making a Love Potion, she's quite brainy.†   (source)
  • Our trees aren't so vivacious as yours are.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her color was high and her eyes sparkled with life and vivacity.†   (source)
  • She was bright and vivacious, a beautiful little girl.†   (source)
  • Her long and neglected hair, the splotches that were beginning to appear on her face, the swelling of her legs, the deformation of her former lovemaking weasel's body had changed Amaranta Ursula from the youthful creature she had been when she arrived at the house with the cage of luckless canaries and her captive husband, but it did not change the vivacity of her spirit.†   (source)
  • His bad boy always drove me to my vivacious good girl.†   (source)
  • The guardsseemed befuddled, but they could hardly consider these vivacious young girls a security risk.†   (source)
  • She had always been very thin and a bit somber, but she put on a bit of weight and became relaxed, sometimes even vivacious and giggly.†   (source)
  • Her old vivacious self had died along with the corpse we took down from the rafter and buried in Gulele Cemetery.†   (source)
  • But she is still voluptuous, vivacious, and clever enough in her lucid moments that her true intelligence reveals itself.†   (source)
  • "Has he?" inquired Laurella vivaciously.†   (source)
  • The chaplain's wife was a reserved, diminutive, agreeable woman in her early thirties, very dark and very attractive, with a narrow waist, calm intelligent eyes, and small, bright, pointy teeth in a childlike face that was vivacious and petite; he kept forgetting what his children looked like, and each time he returned to their snapshots it was like seeing their faces for the first time.†   (source)
  • But John Quincy did not look well and seemed to have lost "much of his sprightliness and vivacity."†   (source)
  • Achieving the look of a Gibson girl (created by a popular artist of the same name) became the rage, with even President Roosevelt's vivacious daughter, "Princess" Alice, wearing her hair in the Gibson girl's pompadour style—a look very hard to maintain while "motoring," Alice's favorite hobby.†   (source)
  • She was a dazzling guest, the most headstrong and intellectually curious and vivacious American any of them had ever known.†   (source)
  • Never cut back too radically, Abigail, I said to myself Grant to nature and to climate some freedom, some vivacity of form, some of the ancient symmetry that comes from wildness.†   (source)
  • The third child is HELEN, six and a half years old, quite unkempt, in body a vivacious little person with a fine head, attractive, but noticeably blind, one eye larger and protruding; her gestures are abrupt, insistent, lacking in human restraint, and her face never smiles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He had an oddly cheerful look by this time, as if with strange and sad things to come his way his outlook became more vivacious.†   (source)
  • When people have some slight disadvantage like that, they cultivate other things to make up for it-develop charm-and vivacity-and-charm!   (source)
    vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • ...an extraordinary observer might have seen ... that the big eyes were full of spirit and vivacity;   (source)
  • Demon eyes, of a wild and ghastly vivacity, glared upon me in a thousand directions,   (source)
    vivacity = liveliness
  • still I accosted him with what vivacity I could.   (source)
    vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • "And I expect you'll do your part fine," he said, smiling down into her eager, vivacious little face.   (source)
    vivacious = engaging and lively
  • 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.   (source)
    vivacity = n engaging liveliness
  • And now I looked much better than I did when Bessie saw me; I had more colour and more flesh, more life, more vivacity, because I had brighter hopes and keener enjoyments.   (source)
    vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • I could no longer talk or laugh freely when he was by, because a tiresomely importunate instinct reminded me that vivacity (at least in me) was distasteful to him.   (source)
  • If he was absent from the room an hour, a perceptible dulness seemed to steal over the spirits of his guests; and his re-entrance was sure to give a fresh impulse to the vivacity of conversation.   (source)
    vivacity = liveliness
  • "It is all very well for the present," said he; "but seriously, I trust that when the first flush of vivacity is over, you will look a little higher than domestic endearments and household joys."   (source)
    vivacity = happy energy
  • And then she would pout like a disappointed child; a pensive cloud would soften her radiant vivacity; she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect, at once so heroic and so martyr-like.   (source)
    vivacity = liveliness
  • St. John did not rebuke our vivacity; but he escaped from it: he was seldom in the house; his parish was large, the population scattered, and he found daily business in visiting the sick and poor in its different districts.   (source)
    vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • Lord Ingram, like his sisters, is very tall; like them, also, he is handsome; but he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigour of brain.   (source)
    vivacity = liveliness
  • For a moment they stood grouped together at the other extremity of the gallery, conversing in a key of sweet subdued vivacity: they then descended the staircase almost as noiselessly as a bright mist rolls down a hill.   (source)
    vivacity = interest or enthusiasm
  • I could talk a while when the evening commenced, but the first gush of vivacity and fluency gone, I was fain to sit on a stool at Diana's feet, to rest my head on her knee, and listen alternately to her and Mary, while they sounded thoroughly the topic on which I had but touched.   (source)
    vivacity = liveliness
  • I have seen in his face a far different expression from that which hardens it now while she is so vivaciously accosting him; but then it came of itself: it was not elicited by meretricious arts and calculated manoeuvres; and one had but to accept it — to answer what he asked without pretension, to address him when needful without grimace — and it increased and grew kinder and more genial, and warmed one like a fostering sunbeam.   (source)
    vivaciously = energetically
  • The Lowood constraint still clings to you somewhat; controlling your features, muffling your voice, and restricting your limbs; and you fear in the presence of a man and a brother — or father, or master, or what you will — to smile too gaily, speak too freely, or move too quickly: but, in time, I think you will learn to be natural with me, as I find it impossible to be conventional with you; and then your looks and movements will have more vivacity and variety than they dare offer now.   (source)
    vivacity = engaging liveliness
  • "Why, Rachel," Leah would say, "you run this place with such genialness and vivacity!†   (source)
  • This was vivaciousness through and through.†   (source)
  • When I went away to college, my vivaciousness ultimately worked against me.†   (source)
  • I'd certainly like to leave you with a lipstick!" said Miss Baby Marie vivaciously.†   (source)
  • Thomas, who had been quite taken with Louisa Catherine, wrote to his mother of her "sprightliness and vivacity."†   (source)
  • Some talked, some wrote, and some fought to promote and establish it, but you and Mr. Jefferson thought for us all...I admire, as do all my family, the wonderful vivacity and imagery of your letters.†   (source)
  • A somewhat too prominent chin marred the suggestion of real beauty, but she had a vivacity, a luminous intensity which sometimes transformed her in a spectacular way; she glowed, she became all sparks and fire (Sophie often thought of the word fougueuse) like her hair.†   (source)
  • Within six weeks Bo-Bo was, once again, a normal 4-year-old girl—vivacious, bouncy, and cute.†   (source)
  • Back in those days I had what one teacher called "a vivacious personality."†   (source)
  • Vivacious, you know.†   (source)
  • His wife, on the other hand, was vivacious and had a plebeian spark of sharp wit that gave a more human note to her elegance.†   (source)
  • Danny's sister, I noticed for the first time, was a very pretty girl, with dark eyes and long dark hair combed back into a single braid, and vivacious hands that seemed always in motion when she spoke.†   (source)
  • In a photo she showed us, Edna is gorgeous as well as vivacious, and LBJ beams as he towers over her (she's five foot two).†   (source)
  • Contemptuous to the last (the voice droned on), the condemned Nazi leader thus avoided retribution at the hands of his enemies in the same way as had such of his predecessors in death as Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler and the master planner, Adolf Hitler ...Sophie felt a shiver run through her body and saw Nathan's face unfreeze, regaining its vivacious shape just as he said with a soft gasp, "Jesus!†   (source)
  • After Dr. Williams' prayer, little crumbs and clods ran down the mound, pellmell; the earth grew immediately vivacious and wild as a creature.†   (source)
  • Widows could never chatter vivaciously or laugh aloud.†   (source)
  • Sister Veve had a narrow discontented face, a metallic vivacity, an effusive cordiality.†   (source)
  • His vivacity died down, his face became grave and troubled.†   (source)
  • ' "Say, now," cried the pretty widow vivaciously, "he's like a bear with a sore head tonight.†   (source)
  • Blanche [with faintly hysterical vivacity]: I have just washed my hair.†   (source)
  • It was not that these two loving mentors deplored Scarlett's high spirits, vivacity and charm.†   (source)
  • On the rare occasions when I saw him at that time I was very much struck, by his air of vivacity and youth.†   (source)
  • Stella for Starl [She begins to speak with feverish vivacity as if she feared for either of them to stop and think.†   (source)
  • She described, rather vivaciously, how on this earlier occasion she had gone with a whole body of newly married couples, mostly Italians of all ranks, some of the simpler girls in their wedding dresses, and how each had appraised the other, the bridegrooms looking the brides over, comparing their own with one another's, and so forth.†   (source)
  • "Hello, there," she called vivaciously.†   (source)
  • He was short, skinny, bow-legged from a life on horseback, and his countenance had little to recommend it but kindliness and vivacity.†   (source)
  • Bernard stood watching the retreating twinkle of the white stockings, the sunburnt knees vivaciously bending and unbending again, again, and the softer rolling of those well-fitted corduroy shorts beneath the bottle green jacket.†   (source)
  • He is making his first contact with girlish Southern vivacity and in spite of the night-school course in public speaking is somewhat thrown off the beam by the unexpected outlay of social charm.†   (source)
  • Melanie met them halfway, surprising Scarlett with her unexpected vivacity as she told of trials at Tara, making light of hardships.†   (source)
  • Nastasia must have overheard both question and reply, but her vivacity was not in the least damped.†   (source)
  • Then vivaciously, 'My faith, your pilot-house wants a clean up!'†   (source)
  • She said to a girl almost at Tom's elbow—with sham vivacity: "Why, Mary Austin!†   (source)
  • Miss Bartlett, with equal vivacity, replied: "Oh, you droll person!†   (source)
  • There was nothing much in what he said, but his vivacity gave it point.†   (source)
  • At the moment when the Bishop entered, Madame Magloire was talking with considerable vivacity.†   (source)
  • So Boris was full of nervous vivacity all day.†   (source)
  • Not thus he appeared—assuredly not thus—in the vivacity of his waking hours.†   (source)
  • He had been talking all day, on many subjects, and with unusual vivacity.†   (source)
  • Hush, Nelly, thy vivacity will betray us!†   (source)
  • You would be charmed with the gaiety, the vivacity, the happy air of Brussels.†   (source)
  • It was designed to have all the vivacity of incidents and all the economy of picture.†   (source)
  • "You've often heard of me from that husband of yours," said the lady, with great vivacity.†   (source)
  • He went to this table with a sort of vivacity, took a key from his pocket, and opened the valise.†   (source)
  • 'Ah, to be sure!' cried Clennam with unusual vivacity, 'Yes!†   (source)
  • A powerful excitement had given him energy and vivacity.†   (source)
  • His lady greeted him with some of her sparkling vivacity.†   (source)
  • The two had been talking with much vivacity.†   (source)
  • every one of these small individuals started into the most curious vivacity.†   (source)
  • He replied vivaciously:— "Yes, respected sir.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In appearance Hector is a neatly built young man of twenty-four, with a short, smartly trimmed black beard, clear, well shaped eyes, and an ingratiating vivacity of expression.†   (source)
  • But these two, being no more troubled with visions of the Mediterranean than of the moon, and being compelled to keep more of their clothes in the pawnshop, and less on their persons, in winter than in summer, are not depressed by the cold: rather are they stung into vivacity, to which their meal has just now given an almost jolly turn.†   (source)
  • The Step-Daughter [vivaciously].†   (source)
  • The little blue serge dress lying heavily and clinging tightly to her, her very small hands folded across her breast, her warm, brown hair still damp from its twenty-four hours in the water, yet somehow suggesting some of the vivacity and passion that had invested her in life—all seemed to indicate a sweetness which had nothing to do with crime.†   (source)
  • It was, perhaps, Archer reflected, because her early vivacity had disappeared; because she was so quiet—quiet in her movements, her voice, and the tones of her low-pitched voice.†   (source)
  • Away she hurried, not beautiful, not supremely brilliant, but filled with something that took the place of both qualities—something best described as a profound vivacity, a continual and sincere response to all that she encountered in her path through life.†   (source)
  • Mescal had developed a vivacity, an ambition which contrasted strongly with her silent moods; she became alive and curious, human like the girls he had known in the East, and she fascinated him the more for this complexity.†   (source)
  • And so, when the pianist had finished, Swann crossed the room and thanked him with a vivacity which delighted Mme. Verdurin.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "No, why?" she inquired, with the utmost vivacity, either so as to seem unaware that it would be because she was one of the first ladies in France, or so as to have the pleasure of hearing the General tell her so.†   (source)
  • I was not unprepared for this request, for I had noticed how his pets went on increasing in size and vivacity, but I did not care that his pretty family of tame sparrows should be wiped out in the same manner as the flies and spiders.†   (source)
  • He had drunk a good deal, but any inebriety from which he suffered was due much more to his own vivacity than to alcohol.†   (source)
  • The only sign of vivacity he got was when he spoke of the other girls in the shop; she could not bear the manageress and told him all her misdeeds at length.†   (source)
  • She was listening to her host with that quiet smile which Philip knew; she had no vivacity of expression, and it required broad farce to excite her laughter; but Philip could see that she was interested and amused.†   (source)
  • The streets on the South side of the river were dingy enough on week-days, but there was an energy, a coming and going, which gave them a sordid vivacity; but on Sundays, with no shops open, no carts in the roadway, silent and depressed, they were indescribably dreary.†   (source)
  • He felt vaguely that here was something better than the realism which he had adored; but certainly it was not the bloodless idealism which stepped aside from life in weakness; it was too strong; it was virile; it accepted life in all its vivacity, ugliness and beauty, squalor and heroism; it was realism still; but it was realism carried to some higher pitch, in which facts were transformed by the more vivid light in which they were seen.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • He did gaze, however, and said to himself that his features had never before possessed so rich a grace, nor his eyes such vivacity, nor his cheeks so warm a hue of superabundant life.†   (source)
  • "And you mean, Frank," said Bathsheba, sadly—her voice was painfully lowered from the fulness and vivacity of the previous summer—"that you have lost more than a hundred pounds in a month by this dreadful horse-racing?†   (source)
  • I trust I may be excused for desiring an interval of complete freedom from such distractions as have been hitherto inevitable, and especially from guests whose desultory vivacity makes their presence a fatigue.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was the same candour, the same vivacity, but it was allied to an expression more full of sensibility and intellect.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 'It seems to promise pretty well,' said Mr Ralph Nickleby, whose deliberate manner was strongly opposed to the vivacity of the other man of business.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There was much shaking of hands mingled with "God bless you's" and other good wishes to the four couples, at the churchyard gate, Mr. Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes at his command.†   (source)
  • There was color, light, and life in the boy's face now, vivacity in his manner, and genuine merriment in his laugh.†   (source)
  • Do I annoy you by my vivacity?†   (source)
  • And indeed a very superficial survey of the literary remains of the ancients will suffice to convince us, that if those writers were sometimes deficient in variety, or fertility in their subjects, or in boldness, vivacity, or power of generalization in their thoughts, they always displayed exquisite care and skill in their details.†   (source)
  • '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.'†   (source)
  • In this predicament, to retreat is impossible; for a people cannot restore the vivacity of its earlier times, any more than a man can return to the innocence and the bloom of childhood; such things may be regretted, but they cannot be renewed.†   (source)
  • The chicken, hereupon, though almost as venerable in appearance as its mother—possessing, indeed, the whole antiquity of its progenitors in miniature,—mustered vivacity enough to flutter upward and alight on Phoebe's shoulder.†   (source)
  • Even Valentin did not quite seem master of his wits; his vivacity was fitful and forced, yet Newman observed that in the lapses of his talk he appeared excited.†   (source)
  • Edmund had already gone through the service once since his ordination; and upon this being understood, he had a variety of questions from Crawford as to his feelings and success; questions, which being made, though with the vivacity of friendly interest and quick taste, without any touch of that spirit of banter or air of levity which Edmund knew to be most offensive to Fanny, he had true pleasure in satisfying; and when Crawford proceeded to ask his opinion and give his own as to the properest manner in which particular passages in the service should be delivered, shewing it to be a subject on which he had thought before, and thought with judgment, Edmund was still more and more pleased.†   (source)
  • 'Catherine and Edgar are as fond of each other as any two people can be,' cried Isabella, with sudden vivacity.†   (source)
  • A mass of straight black hair, defying all attempts to train or curl it, fell over his projecting forehead, and hung down to his shoulders, giving increased vivacity to eyes already sparkling with a youthful love of mischief and fondness for every forbidden enjoyment.†   (source)
  • There was a stage, that evening, when she spoke collectedly of what had happened, though with a certain terrible vivacity.†   (source)
  • She wept when she quitted our house; she was much altered since the death of my aunt; grief had given softness and a winning mildness to her manners, which had before been remarkable for vivacity.†   (source)
  • But a calm taking place when the Ramchunder was within ten days' sail of England, Dobbin became so impatient and ill-humoured as to surprise those comrades who had before admired his vivacity and good temper.†   (source)
  • But while now upon so wide a field thus variously accomplished and with such liveliness of expertness in him, too; all this would seem to argue some uncommon vivacity of intelligence.†   (source)
  • Besides these, there was a roving-looking person in a rough great-coat, who strode up and down in front of the lamps, flourishing a dress cane, and rattling away, in an undertone, with great vivacity for the amusement of an ideal audience.†   (source)
  • "If one of the lazy sons of Skirting Ishmael is prowling out of his camp to-night," said the young bee-hunter, with great vivacity, and in tones that might easily have been excited to a menace, "he may have an end put to his journey sooner than either he or his father is dreaming!"†   (source)
  • The idea soon reached to conviction, as she observed his increasing civilities toward herself, and heard his frequent attempt at a compliment on her wit and vivacity; and though more astonished than gratified herself by this effect of her charms, it was not long before her mother gave her to understand that the probability of their marriage was extremely agreeable to her.†   (source)
  • Then, indeed, does she captivate all hearts by her condescension, by her girlish vivacity, and by her skipping about as in the days when the hideous old general with the mouth too full of teeth had not cut one of them at two guineas each.†   (source)
  • That evening he had the peculiar light in the eyes and the unusual vivacity which had been once noticed in him by Mr. Farebrother.†   (source)
  • The crowd poured out of the place and went flocking away in excited groups and couples, taking the events of the session over with vivacity and consuming interest, and everybody seemed to have had a satisfactory and enjoyable day except the accused, their counsel, and their old lady friend.†   (source)
  • In this self-complacent conviction she departed; and the success of her fulfilled resolution was obvious on the morrow: Mr. Linton had not only abjured his peevishness (though his spirits seemed still subdued by Catherine's exuberance of vivacity), but he ventured no objection to her taking Isabella with her to Wuthering Heights in the afternoon; and she rewarded him with such a summer of sweetness and affection in return as made the house a paradise for several days; both master and servants profiting from the perpetual sunshine.†   (source)
  • They followed Prince Dolgorukov out into the corridor and met—coming out of the door of the Emperor's room by which Dolgorukov had entered—a short man in civilian clothes with a clever face and sharply projecting jaw which, without spoiling his face, gave him a peculiar vivacity and shiftiness of expression.†   (source)
  • Henrique, the eldest son of Alfred, was a noble, dark-eyed, princely boy, full of vivacity and spirit; and, from the first moment of introduction, seemed to be perfectly fascinated by the spirituelle graces of his cousin Evangeline.†   (source)
  • Could I have judged, indeed, by the wild overstrained air of vivacity with which he harkened, or apparently harkened, to the words of the tale, I might well have congratulated myself upon the success of my design.†   (source)
  • Schwartz in particular irritated him by his jocularity, vivacity, and savoir-faire, which reminded him of what he himself had been ten years ago.†   (source)
  • It indicated the restless vivacity of her spirit, which to-day was doubly indefatigable in its tip-toe dance, because it was played upon and vibrated with her mother's disquietude.†   (source)
  • "Oh," exclaimed the gentleman with more vivacity than he had yet used, "it is not I who wish to take her away.†   (source)
  • Pearl set forth at a great pace, and as Hester smiled to perceive, did actually catch the sunshine, and stood laughing in the midst of it, all brightened by its splendour, and scintillating with the vivacity excited by rapid motion.†   (source)
  • Two days afterwards, he was dining at the Manor with her uncle and the Chettams, and when the dessert was standing uneaten, the servants were out of the room, and Mr. Brooke was nodding in a nap, she returned to the subject with renewed vivacity.†   (source)
  • She was thinner and had lost much of that heavenly vivacity that had before charmed me; but her gentleness and soft looks of compassion made her a more fit companion for one blasted and miserable as I was.†   (source)
  • There—still high elevated above the rest of the company, to whom he vivaciously cries—he seems some Turkish Muezzin calling the good people to prayers from the top of a tower.†   (source)
  • It was only when her vivacity and sense of humour got the better of this sprightly creature (as they would do under most circumstances of life indeed) that she would break out with her satire, but she could soon put on a demure face.†   (source)
  • Altogether, with her meagre knowledge, her inflated ideals, her confidence at once innocent and dogmatic, her temper at once exacting and indulgent, her mixture of curiosity and fastidiousness, of vivacity and indifference, her desire to look very well and to be if possible even better, her determination to see, to try, to know, her combination of the delicate, desultory, flame-like spirit and the eager and personal creature of conditions: she would be an easy victim of scientific criticism if she were not intended to awaken on the reader's part an impulse more tender and more purely expectant.†   (source)
  • Not that Trabb's boy was of a malignant nature, but that he had too much spare vivacity, and that it was in his constitution to want variety and excitement at anybody's expense.†   (source)
  • 'Oh, I'm sure,' returned Miss Ledrook, with considerable vivacity, 'if YOU can't persuade him—' Miss Ledrook said no more, but intimated, by a dexterous playfulness, that if Miss Snevellicci couldn't persuade him, nobody could.†   (source)
  • Anything that was enormous usually found favor with Newman, and the multitudinous energies and industries of England stirred within him a dull vivacity of contemplation.†   (source)
  • When he had achieved this rush of vivacity and condescension, his Lordship composed himself into the picture after Cuyp, and made a third cow in the group.†   (source)
  • About this time—yes, it is his noon nap now—the boy vivaciously wakes; sits up in bed; and his mother tells him of me, of cannibal old me; how I am abroad upon the deep, but will yet come back to dance him again.†   (source)
  • Or, it might more fancifully be compared to a joyous piece of music, played with wild vivacity, but upon a disordered instrument.†   (source)
  • There was no other attribute that so much impressed her with a sense of new and untransmitted vigour in Pearl's nature, as this never failing vivacity of spirits: she had not the disease of sadness, which almost all children, in these latter days, inherit, with the scrofula, from the troubles of their ancestors.†   (source)
  • He exclaimed, with a vivacity which had something of wrath in it: "Yes, that man, whoever he may have been, was sublime.†   (source)
  • Newman had already learned that her strange inexpressiveness could be a vehicle for emotion, and he was not surprised at the muffled vivacity with which she whispered, "I thought you would try again, sir.†   (source)
  • With all the boldness of an original genius, he had struck out an entirely new course of treatment quite opposed to the usual method; his custom being, when he had gained the ascendancy over those he took in hand, rather to keep them down than to give them their own way; and to exercise his vivacity upon them openly, and without reserve.†   (source)
  • Opening her own letter Dorothea saw that it was a lively continuation of his remonstrance with her fanatical sympathy and her want of sturdy neutral delight in things as they were—an outpouring of his young vivacity which it was impossible to read just now.†   (source)
  • Add to this, that he was good-looking and intelligent, had a plentiful share of vivacity, was extremely cheerful, and accommodated himself in five minutes' time to all John Browdie's oddities with as much ease as if he had known him from a boy; and it will be a source of no great wonder that, when they parted for the night, he had produced a most favourable impression, not only upon the worthy Yorkshireman and his wife, but upon Nicholas also, who, revolving all these things in his mind as he made the best of his way home, arrived at the conclusion that he had laid the foundation of a most agreeable and desirable acquaintance.†   (source)
  • One gives way to vivacity; and then, when some one puts something cold down your back just when you are not expecting it!†   (source)
  • Little Phoebe Pyncheon would at once have lighted up the whole scene, if not by any available suggestion, yet simply by the warm vivacity of her character.†   (source)
  • We blush to tell it; but his youthful spirits and vivacity getting, for the time, the better of his sad thoughts, he no sooner formed this resolution than he saluted Miss Squeers and the friend with great gallantry, and drawing a chair to the tea-table, began to make himself more at home than in all probability an usher has ever done in his employer's house since ushers were first invented.†   (source)
  • Therefore, the Italian boy would not be discouraged by the heavy silence with which the old house seemed resolute to clog the vivacity of his instrument.†   (source)
  • But Gavroche, who was of the wagtail species, and who skipped vivaciously from one gesture to another, had just picked up a stone.†   (source)
  • But the Judge showed a singular determination to enter unannounced; and as Phoebe, with the vivacity of a person whose movements unconsciously answer to her thoughts, had stepped towards the door, he used little or no ceremony in putting her aside.†   (source)
  • His eyes acquired some vivacity when they rested on his books, and he smiled when he gazed at the Diogenes Laertius, which was a unique copy.†   (source)
  • "To table!" he cried vivaciously.†   (source)
  • As one of its effects, it bestowed on his countenance a quicker mobility than the old Englishman's had possessed, and keener vivacity, but at the expense of a sturdier something, on which these acute endowments seemed to act like dissolving acids.†   (source)
  • In a twinkling, with all the vivacity of an alert old woman, Madame Magloire had rushed to the oratory, entered the alcove, and returned to the Bishop.†   (source)
  • You shall see her soon; but calm yourself; you are talking with too much vivacity, and you are throwing your arms out from under the clothes, and that makes you cough.†   (source)
  • Suddenly a man of lofty stature emerged vivaciously from the crowd, seized the woman by her satin bodice, which was covered with mud, and said to her, "Follow me!"†   (source)
  • She seized his hands with vivacity, and raising them to her face with an irresistible movement, she pressed them against her neck beneath her chin, which is a gesture of profound tenderness.†   (source)
  • M. Gillenormand followed him with his eyes, and at the moment when the door opened, and Marius was on the point of going out, he advanced four paces, with the senile vivacity of impetuous and spoiled old gentlemen, seized Marius by the collar, brought him back energetically into the room, flung him into an armchair and said to him:— "Tell me all about it!"†   (source)
  • While the two women were whispering together, with their backs turned to Fantine's bed, the sister interrogating, the servant conjecturing, Fantine, with the feverish vivacity of certain organic maladies, which unite the free movements of health with the frightful emaciation of death, had raised herself to her knees in bed, with her shrivelled hands resting on the bolster, and her head thrust through the opening of the curtains, and was listening.†   (source)
  • Had he done so, he would have seen the host of the Cross of Colbas standing on his threshold, surrounded by all the guests of his inn, and all the passers-by in the street, talking vivaciously, and pointing him out with his finger; and, from the glances of terror and distrust cast by the group, he might have divined that his arrival would speedily become an event for the whole town.†   (source)
  • They were always engaged in some sentimental discussion or lively dispute, but their sentiment was conveyed in such whispering voices, and their vivacity attended with so much laughter, that though Catherine's supporting opinion was not unfrequently called for by one or the other, she was never able to give any, from not having heard a word of the subject.†   (source)
  • But when this passed away, when her spirits became collected, when she saw that to the perfect good-breeding of the gentleman, he united frankness and vivacity, and above all, when she heard him declare, that of music and dancing he was passionately fond, she gave him such a look of approbation as secured the largest share of his discourse to herself for the rest of his stay.†   (source)
  • Catherine, though she could not help wondering that with such perfect command of his horse, he should think it necessary to alarm her with a relation of its tricks, congratulated herself sincerely on being under the care of so excellent a coachman; and perceiving that the animal continued to go on in the same quiet manner, without showing the smallest propensity towards any unpleasant vivacity, and (considering its inevitable pace was ten miles an hour) by no means alarmingly fast, gave herself up to all the enjoyment of air and exercise of the most invigorating kind, in a fine mild day of February, with the consciousness of safety.†   (source)
  • "Had I known as much half an hour ago—But since I AM here,"—speaking with a forced vivacity as he returned to his seat—"what does it signify?†   (source)
  • They preferred another type—the dark, the vivacious.†   (source)
  • Like most shy men he greatly admired airy, vivacious, always-at-ease girls like Scarlett.†   (source)
  • She was a prettyish, dark girl, well got-up but lacking something, too brittle and vivacious, with a trick of lassoing you with her anxious brown eyes and fluttering the eyelids as she cinched the rope and then saying what her mother had told her ten years before to say.†   (source)
  • People looking up at her—at her smooth pretty vivacious face—had no way of knowing about the painfully articulated resolves formulating in her mind.†   (source)
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