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animate
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

6 uses
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1  —3 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
  • The corpses of those old fitful passions which had lain inanimate amid the lines of his face ever since his reformation seemed to wake and come together as in a resurrection.
    6 — The Convert (31% in)
  • Secondarily, he made close acquaintance with phenomena which he had before known but darkly—the seasons in their moods, morning and evening, night and noon, winds in their different tempers, trees, waters and mists, shades and silences, and the voices of inanimate things.
    3 — The Rally (36% in)
  • It was a typical summer evening in June, the atmosphere being in such delicate equilibrium and so transmissive that inanimate objects seemed endowed with two or three senses, if not five.
    3 — The Rally (43% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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?  —3 uses
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  • This fixed idea of the rhapsodist was delivered with animated enthusiasm, in a manner entirely declamatory, for he had plainly no skill as a dialectician.
    5 — The Woman Pays (99% in)
  • Prince lay alongside, still and stark; his eyes half open, the hole in his chest looking scarcely large enough to have let out all that had animated him.
    1 — The Maiden (38% in)
  • All the women but Tess fell into animated talk, and adjusted the disarranged knots of their hair.
    2 — Maiden No More (59% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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