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animate
used in Interview with the Vampire

10 uses
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1  —4 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
  • But outside, even as the night seemed to dissolve in a fierce driving wind, I could feel something calling to me, something inanimate which I'd never known.
    Part 3 (58% in)
  • The vampire was utterly white and smooth, as if he were sculpted from bleached bone, and his face was as seemingly inanimate as a statue, except for two brilliant green eyes that looked down at the boy intently like flames in a skull.
    Part 1 (1% in)
  • But outside, even as the night seemed to dissolve in a fierce driving wind, I could feel something calling to me, something inanimate which I'd never known.
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • I was bent on it now, possessed only of some vague notion that in works of art I could find some solace while bringing nothing of death to what was inanimate and yet magnificently possessed of the spirit of life itself.
    Part 3 (97% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" flagged with this meaning in Interview with the Vampire.

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I was battling a mindless, animated corpse.
    Part 2 (75% in)
  • Nothing animated his sunken body but a fierce will: hence, his eyes for their gleam were all the more sunken in his skull, and his lips in their trembling made his old yellowed mouth more horrible.
    Part 1 (33% in)
  • His face was as smooth as mine is now, more animated for the blood, but cold and without emotion.
    Part 1 (54% in)
  • He might as well have fought the animated statues of the saints.
    Part 1 (93% in)
  • Books of poets, the program from a play, and all around the soft humming of the vast hotel, distant violins, a woman talking in a rapid, animated voice above the zinging of a hairbrush, and a man high above on the top floor repeating over and over to the night air, 'I understand, I am just beginning, I am just beginning to understand....
    Part 3 (3% in)
  • I watched him all the harder, convinced it was some powerful illusion I could penetrate with keen attention; and the more I watched, the more he seemed to smile and finally to be animated with a soundless whispering, musing, singing.
    Part 3 (22% in)

There are no more uses of "animate" in Interview with the Vampire.

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