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animate
used in Oliver Twist

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1  —2 uses as in:
animate v. inanimate
Definition
alive; or (more rarely) an animal—not a plant; or (more rarely still) the degree to which as an animal feels and thinks
  • He looked anxiously round; not an article of furniture; not a vestige of anything, animate or inanimate; not even the position of the cupboards; answered Oliver's description!
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (27% in)
  • There was an old smoky bust over the mantel-shelf, and a dusty clock above the dock—the only thing present, that seemed to go on as it ought; for depravity, or poverty, or an habitual acquaintance with both, had left a taint on all the animate matter, hardly less unpleasant than the thick greasy scum on every inanimate object that frowned upon it.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (71% in)

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  • An animated discussion took place.
    Chapter 2 — Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (96% in)
  • He looked anxiously round; not an article of furniture; not a vestige of anything, animate or inanimate; not even the position of the cupboards; answered Oliver's description!
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (27% in)
  • Most painful to me, and yet productive of lasting happiness, notwithstanding; for it will be happiness to know that I once held the high place in your regard which I now occupy, and every triumph you achieve in life will animate me with new fortitude and firmness.
    Chapter 35 — Containing the Unsatisfactory Result of Oliver's Adventure.... (77% in)
  • There was an old smoky bust over the mantel-shelf, and a dusty clock above the dock—the only thing present, that seemed to go on as it ought; for depravity, or poverty, or an habitual acquaintance with both, had left a taint on all the animate matter, hardly less unpleasant than the thick greasy scum on every inanimate object that frowned upon it.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (71% in)
  • The two hastened back together, to bear to Mr. Fagin the animating news that the Dodger was doing full justice to his bringing-up, and establishing for himself a glorious reputation.
    Chapter 43 — Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (99% in)
  • Everything told of life and animation, but one dark cluster of objects in the centre of all—the black stage, the cross-beam, the rope, and all the hideous apparatus of death.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (99% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" in Oliver Twist.

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