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animate
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5 uses
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1  —1 use 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
  • It must be deucedly pleasant for a plain inanimate girl like that to have a beautiful young fellow come and sit down beside her and whisper to her that he is her slave—if that is what this one whispers.
    Chapter 9 (16% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" flagged with this meaning in Washington Square.

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  • He is still very handsome, only, of course, he looks older, and he is not so—so animated as he used to be.
    Chapter 34 (52% in)
  • She rose with much animation, and stood for a moment looking at her brother.
    Chapter 8 (98% in)
  • No wonder she likes it, and that she thinks me a cruel tyrant; which of course she does, though she is afraid—she hasn't the animation necessary—to admit it to herself.
    Chapter 9 (18% in)
  • It was idle to attempt to ascertain the state of her affections without direct inquiry, because, if she had not had an expressive manner among the familiar influences of home, she failed to gather animation from the mountains of Switzerland or the monuments of Italy.
    Chapter 24 (4% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" in Washington Square.

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