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vivacious
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
  • If you yourself can withstand three cheers at beholding these vivacious fish, then heaven help ye; the spirit of godly gamesomeness is not in ye.
    Chapters 31-33 -- Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (76% in)
  • Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience; but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (68% in)
  • For this part of the Indian Ocean through which we then were voyaging is not what whalemen call a lively ground; that is, it affords fewer glimpses of porpoises, dolphins, flying-fish, and other vivacious denizens of more stirring waters, than those off the Rio de la Plata, or the in-shore ground off Peru.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (4% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 76-78 -- The Battering-Ram; The Great Heidelburgh Tun; Cistern and Buckets (53% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 106-108 -- Ahab's Leg; The Carpenter; Ahab and the Carpenter (43% in)
  • 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.
    Chapters 130-132 -- The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (89% in)

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