lively

Definitions

  • "'Does Miss Everard live here?' he inquired."
    "'Does Miss Everard live here?' he inquired."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj lively full of spirit "a dynamic full of life woman","a vital and charismatic leader","this whole lively world"
    • adj lively filled with events or activity "a lively period in history"
    • adj lively full of life and energy "a lively discussion","lively and attractive parents","a lively party"
    • adj lively elastic; rebounds readily "clean bouncy hair","a lively tennis ball","as resilient as seasoned hickory","springy turf"
    • adj lively quick and energetic "a brisk walk in the park","a lively gait","a merry chase","traveling at a rattling rate","a snappy pace","a spanking breeze"
    • adj lively full of zest or vigor "a racy literary style"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'" "'Live on sixpence a day—and earn it!'"
The family with whom I lived in Soissons The family with whom I lived in Soissons
A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling A large living area, with extensive decoration on walls and ceiling
No. 141, Bayham Street, Camden Town, where the Dickens Family lived in 1823 No. 141, Bayham Street, Camden Town, where the Dickens Family lived in 1823
No. 11, Ordnance Terrace, Chatham. Where the Dickens Family lived 1817-21 No. 11, Ordnance Terrace, Chatham. Where the Dickens Family lived 1817-21
Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families could have lived here Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families...
Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness settlement. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Spinning thread or yarn and weaving cloth were endless chores for the women living in the small wilderness...
At lst the heralds came to the house where Cinderella lived At lst the heralds came to the house where Cinderella lived

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog
    • Lively Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous. "The colors of the prism are manifestly more full, intense, and lively that those of natural bodies.""His faith must be not only living, but lively too."
    • Lively Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth. "But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste,
      With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile
      He seems."
    • Lively Endowed with or manifesting life; living. "Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively flowers and leaves."
    • Lively Gay; airy; animated; spirited. "From grave to gay, from lively to severe."
    • Lively In a brisk, active, or animated manner; briskly; vigorously.
    • Lively Representing life; lifelike. "I spied the lively picture of my father."
    • Lively With strong resemblance of life. "Thou counterfeitest most lively ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Two-thirds of Canadians live in Quebec and Ontario
    • lively Living; endowed with or manifesting life; hence, from a living source; life-given.
    • lively Lifelike; representing or resembling life or reality; real; vivid; forcible: as, a lively imitation of nature.
    • lively Full of life or energy; active; vigorous; vivacious; brisk; alert: applied to persons or things: as, a lively child; lively faith.
    • lively Animated; spirited; sprightly; gay: as, a lively dance; lively conversation.
    • lively Fresh; vivid; bright: said of colors and tints.
    • lively Riding the sea buoyantly: said of a ship or boat.
    • lively In a lifelike manner; with the appearance of reality; semblably.
    • lively With life or animation; energetically; vigorously; briskly: as, to act lively.
    • lively In golf, base-ball, and similar games, elastic: applied to a ball possessing special elasticity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are are roughly 100 million single adults living in the USA
    • adj Lively līv′li showing life: vigorous, active: sprightly: spirited: vivid
    • adv Lively vivaciously, vigorously
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Simply the thing I am shall make me live.”
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    “An unexamined life is not worth living.”
  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “May you live all the days of your life.”
  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    Count%20Leo%20Tolstoy
    “Only those live who do good.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Live poor so you can die rich.”

Idioms

Don't throw bricks when you live in a glass house - Don't call others out on actions that you, yourself do. Don't be a hypocrite.
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Earn a living - To make money. Example: We need to get a good job to earn a decent living.
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Live and let live - If you live and let live, you accept other people as they are, although they may have a different way of life.
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Live high off the hog - If you are living high off the hog, you are living lavishly.
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Live wire - A person who is very active, both mentally and physically, is a live wire.
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Living over the brush - Living together out of wedlock. "They are living over the brush" originates from a form of marriage when a couple held hands and jumped over a besom to signal their commitment to each other, because they couldn't have a church marriage.
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People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - People should not criticize other people for faults that they have themselves.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For lifely,. Cf. Lifelike

Usage

In literature:

You are to live, or ought to live, through two generations.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
We live close together, and we live far apart.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
So living, we are dead whilst we live.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
City people rarely live really normal lives.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Her live in a house on de Canaan place, callin' distance from where I live.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
And passing immediately over to the main land, they lived lives of happiness and peace.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
If you don't care to live for yourself, live for others.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It was a two story building, and I knew the woman lived upstairs with her husband.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
She lives alone, and ekes out a living by taking in washing.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Anyone who came and had no place to live was welcome to live in this house until they had a home of their own.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
People must have a monomania as a track for their living, or else there is no living.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Who by his grey hairs doth his lusters tell, Lives not those years, but he that lives them well.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Our privilege is to live right, and live according to the teachings of the Bible, to treat our fellowman right.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
They cannot live as they lived on the farm.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
So they live rather quiet lives.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
All living organisms are transformers of energy.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
They furnish a lively exhibition of the state of public feeling in Massachusetts.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
It's entirely possible to believe we could live productive lives at least twice as long as we do now.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
And I've lived as few men on Allah's earth have lived.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
If you judged by it, you would have said the living must be worth five hundred a year at least.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In poetry:

Hark how they cry aloud still, Crucifie:
It is not fit he live a day, they crie,
Who cannot live lesse than eternally:
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
How blest are they whom thou hast crowned,
Thy priests — the lords who understand
The deep divinity of sound,
And live their lives in Wonderland!
"To the Spirit of Music" by Henry Kendall
If viewing thee, I sawe thee not,
And seeing thee, I could not love thee:
Dying, I should not live (God wot)
Nor living, should to anger moove thee.
"His Last Replie" by Bartholomew Young
No princely peer, how highly born,
Or woman sweet and beautious fair,
E'er lived, but in their various lives
Have felt its passion, feared its cares.
"Love Is Victor, Love Is King" by Robert C O Benjamin
No wonder then so many die of grief,
So many are so lonely as they die;
No one has yet believed or liked a lie,
Another time has other lives to live.
"Another Time" by W H Auden
We shall be saved, if we believe
In Christ — if not — we shall not live:
He lives, who does on Christ rely —
Who does not trust in Him shall die.
"An Exhortation To Give God Thanks For Our Redemption Through Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

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Rene Ewbank lives off the power grid in Port Angeles, making a living from her business, Fresh Hats, without the need for electricity.
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Living in Bozeman we tend to live outdoor lifestyles amidst rain, snow and shine but we forget sometimes that we can't be active without our good friend O-2.
CLINTON — Some people live long lives, but don't leave much behind to remember them.
We may not be living in a time of great music drama, but take heart: we are living in a time of great scenery.
It's more about how to best live our lives today.
With its partners, it launched two new major services: ABC News Live, a 24/7 online news broadcast, and MLB.TV—a venture with Major League Baseball to Webcast live video of the league's thousands of games.
All you have to do is follow her diet, live by her newsletter, and dance in your living room.
Live to ride, ride to live.
Bea Hendrix lives at Grace Assisted Living in Meridian and is known both for her sewing and her love of football.
"Marijuana flavored brain, strawberry skull, the Soft Bulletin Recorded Live, a unique playlist and 2 live videos," Coyne tweeted this weekend.
There's a reason the show is called Saturday Night Live, and not Thursday Night Live.
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In science:

When liveness is concerned, it is often reducible to bounded liveness, which is fundamentally a particular form of safety properties.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
So we can apply the schema Dp to not only supersets B of A living in ¯M but also to sets B ⊇ A living in a proper elementary extension ¯M ′ of ¯M .
On NIP and invariant measures
Tolerance means that for high T one is willing to live among neighbours from a different group, and low T means that he strongly prefers to live among neighbours of his own group.
Urban segregation with cheap and expensive residences
Let f be a live permutation in G and g be a live and self-consistent permutation in G[σf ].
Solving Simple Stochastic Games with Few Random Vertices
According to Pattee, ”epistemic operations like observation, detection, recognition, measurement, and control as the essential type of function” demarcate living from non-living organizations.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
If local operator A lives in Hilbert space A and local operator B lives in Hilbert space B, then C = AB lives in Hilbert space C = A ⊗ B.
The Density Matrix Renormalization Group for Strongly Correlated Electron Systems: A Generic Implementation
This analysis successfully demonstrates that we can distinguish and isolate the signals of background events in the detector caused by the decay of short lived 222Rn and its daughters, as well as the long-living 210Po.
Analysis of alpha backgrounds in the DEAP-1 detector
For a given trigger threshold, assuming full beam acceptance and no background, the efficiency of the detector to the overall neutron spectrum has been determined according to the formula: ε = RDAQ/(Rn ·F live ), where RDAQ is the acquired rate for the detector and F live is the fraction of DAQ live time.
Measurement of neutron detection efficiency between 22 and 174 MeV using two different kinds of Pb-scintillating fiber sampling calorimeters
However, A lives in a solid torus (which is irreducible) neighborhood and all the isotopies of the interior of Σ− can be restricted to live in this solid torus, so no such general assumptions for M are necessary.
A Homological Approach to Relative Knot Invariants
It was found that this procedure allows the accuracy to scale with the total number of parallel live points as shown in Figure 4, provided that each run has a sufficiently large number of live points to avoid under-sampling of the parameter space.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
On the other hand, the number of posterior samples generated by the nested sampling algorithm is limited by the number of live points used, with more live points corresponding to more samples within the uppermost contour lines.
Bayesian coherent analysis of in-spiral gravitational wave signals with a detector network
Global poverty is in flight becoming a primarily urban phenomenon in the developing world. 2 billion new urban settlers in the next 20 years will live in slums on no more than $1 a day, adding to 1 billion already living there .
Random Walks Estimate Land Value
Any live cell with fewer than two live neighbors dies, as if caused by underpopulation.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
Any live cell with more than three live neighbors dies, as if by overcrowding.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
Any live cell with two or three live neighbors lives on to the next generation.
A Mathematical Framework for Agent Based Models of Complex Biological Networks
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