• WordNet 3.6
    • n enlivener an agent that gives or restores life or vigor "the soul is the quickener of the body"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Enlivener One who, or that which, enlivens, animates, or invigorates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n enlivener One who or that which enlivens, animates, vivifies, or invigorates.
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  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.”


In literature:

Fiddlers and trumpeters, arrayed in his colours, paraded the town and enlivened it with their melodious strains.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Yesterday was fair, and enlivened us a good deal.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The stillness of the night was enlivened by millions of waterfowl.
"The Life of Kit Carson" by Edward S. Ellis
The entertainment was kept up for fifteen days, enlivened by horse races, foot races, and playing ball.
"The Old Santa Fe Trail" by Henry Inman
He is silent, moody, and sarcastic, though sometimes he enlivens the camp at night with a song.
"Canyons of the Colorado" by J. W. Powell
There was plenty of room in Castlewood House, and Mrs. Mountain served to enliven the place.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Gervaise wanted a grey paper with blue flowers, so as to enliven and brighten the walls.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
And his despairing reverie only ceased when the door gently opened and the glow of a lamp enlivened the room.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
His eyes rested a second or two longer upon the Fountain of Neptune, not an enlivening sight even in the shielding haze of autumn twilight.
"The Magnificent Ambersons" by Booth Tarkington
It was an old story, and with very few variations to enliven it.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever

In poetry:

But the vernal tints again,
Shall enliven vale and plain;
When the golden sun shall bring
Rosy vested, buoyant Spring.
"Merry New Year" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
Ah, no! then sweet PEACE, lovely offspring of Heav'n,
Come dwell in my cottage, thy handmaid I'll be;
Thus my youth shall pass on, unmolested and even,
And the winter of age be enliven'd by thee!
"Pastoral Stanzas" by Mary Darby Robinson
Let them go!—Could we stay them, by social delight,
By friendship enliven'd, endear'd as they are,
They were like to the pleasures a pilgrim enjoys,
When his hopes and the home that he loves are afar.
"To a Friend, on Taking Leave of Oare" by Caroline Fry
Ten thousand fairies clad in green
Enliven the sequestered scene,
With noiseless dance and mirth,
And minstrelsy of heaven conspires
With liquid laughs and wind-played lyres
To charm the scenes of earth.
"Mountain Brook" by Jared Barhite
The stranger rebuked them ere he would teach
What the prophets portray of Christ's sufferings here.
Their souls were enlivened, but soon they would reach
The village they sought, which too quickly drew near.
"The Travellers" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
As the lamps that enliven the tombs of the dead,
And all the dark vault with their brilliancy fill,
So love round this heart its blest radiance has shed,
And my passion burns brightly—tho' hiddenly—still.
"Song" by Mary Anne Browne

In news:

Newcomers Enliven Laguna's Winter Art Fair.
On enlivening the scouting combine.
Enlivening Attractions with Lighting and Special Effects.
Here's how to enliven your job-finding odds.
O enliven the life of the mouth, 'tis the season for gifts of books about language.
This simple and fresh-tasting salad, enlivened by salty olives and fresh cilantro, is a nice way to showcase fresh porotos (beans), a staple in the Huneeus household.
Tales of students and recent graduates with high loan debts have enlivened the national discussion of college affordability.
Farrell and '28 Days Later' star Murphy enliven this Irish film.
They enliven beach, restaurant and cocktail party chatter.
Peaches are exquisite to eat out of hand, and you can use them to enliven many savory dishes, but the ones available in late summer are so radiantly sweet and succulent, they are a natural choice for desserts and other lighthearted fare.
Enliven a leafy green salad with chunks of sharply flavored feta cheese and an exciting dressing laced with basil and tomatoes.
All it takes to enliven a dull marriage is a case of mistaken identity.
A tiara-worthy wealth of Vietnamese dishes enlivens this Sixth Street spot.
G reat winemakers know that sweetness, as a condition of a grape's ripeness, exists to enliven the wine's fruit.
COLUMBIA — MU Homecoming enlivens a fall week in Columbia each year with long-held traditions such as the parade, Greektown house decorations and the big football game.

In science:

T he ground state properties of a system are of fundamental importance and the starting point for considering the excitations that enliven real systems.
Magnetism and superconductivity driven by identical 4$f$ states in a heavy-fermion metal
Teachers can give these exercises and data to their students to illustrate and enliven physics concepts.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
Body movement enlivened by musical rhythm becomes dance.
Music in Terms of Science
In order to enliven this decision matrix requires estimations of the development effort of the system under consideration for test process tuning.
Applying Software Defect Estimations: Using a Risk Matrix for Tuning Test Effort
Some atoms are helium which will enliven a child’s birthday party when she experiences what it might be like to talk as a squirrel.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation