• WordNet 3.6
    • n vividness chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue
    • n vividness interest and variety and intensity "the Puritan Period was lacking in color","the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vividness The property of being vivid, in any sense; vividity.
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.”


In literature:

The extraordinary vividness of your memory produces a corresponding vividness in imagining.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Having spent thirty-two years of her life as a slave she relates vividly some of her experiences.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The little time that I spent there showed me more vividly than anything I had yet seen the picture of vengeance.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
He looked at the swiftly done, vivid bit of work.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
We dream, however vividly, of the murder of Rizzio.
"The Book of Dreams and Ghosts" by Andrew Lang
Repetition, attention, interest, vividness of impression, all appeal primarily to this so-called "brute memory," or retentive power.
"How to Teach" by George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Never was a spirit of more vivid fire enclosed within a tomb.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
A diary of my voyage, dating from June 4, 1855, vividly illustrates the character of the English inculcated by the school of the period.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
He achieved a reputation as a writer of poems and plays of marked individuality and vivid realism.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
She coloured again vividly.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell

In poetry:

What pleasure earth affords to kings
I have enjoyed
Through its long vivid pulse-stirrings
Even till it cloyed.
"A King's Soliloquy [On the Night of His Funeral]" by Thomas Hardy
He woke her every morn at two,
And having gained her ear,
In vivid colours AARON drew
The sluggard's grim career.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The vivid lightning's transient rays
Around my temples play;
'Tis all the light my fate affords,
To mark my thorny way.
"Lewin and Gynneth" by Mary Darby Robinson
I was that man — in a dream:
And each world's night in vain
I patient wait on sleep to unveil
Those vivid hills again.
"The Three Strangers" by Walter de la Mare
And, Lora! when I saw thee show
The mighty poet's thought,
The poet's truth, with vivid force,
Before my mind was brought.
"To Lora Gordon Boon" by James Avis Bartley
I know not if thou e'er didst live;
Save in the vivid thought
Of him who chronicled thy life
With silent suffering fraught.
"On A Picture Of Harvey Birch" by Anne C Lynch

In news:

Awe-inspiring, vivid web pages can do wonders to help e-retailers boost sales, but such pages won't generate a dime if shoppers can't find them.
But sadly, a bunch of residents say that the longtime, on-again, off-again smell from the Bowery Bay sewage facility is hitting a record high, and they're finding vivid ways to describe it.
Box and Nevada Barr will appreciate the vivid wilderness scenes.
The Puyallup author said she's inspired by dreams, which are "often very vivid and fairly disturbing.".
An image of that vivid insect graces the stage of Imelda, a new musical produced by the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre.
'Bel Ami' review: Colorful plot is splashed with vivid characters, but it paints itself into a corner.
I remember vividly what was doing seven years ago this past weekend.
Daniel Perl remembers the incident vividly.
I have and will continue to vividly argue with anyone who maintains "Annie Hall" is a more complete film than "Manhattan".
Video Vividly Captures Prelude to Fortress Revolt.
Oley's Rentschler warmly , vividly remembered.
Werfel 's classic novel vividly portrays Armenian Genocide.
Everardo Gonzalez vividly shows the hard life of ranchers in a drought-stricken area of Mexico.
Richard Russo's memoir of life with his mother is a vivid if devastating portrait of the complicated relationship that overshadowed his life.
Hurricane Andrew still vivid to woman whose home was near epicenter .

In science:

So we understand more vividly in what sense the mean area of random triangles inscribed in the square is 5/32.
Random triangle problem: geometrical approach
These phenomena vividly illustrate the fact that in the presence of entanglement, local unitary operations can have a very significant effect on the global state of the system.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
Namely, a rotating body distorts its nearby spacetime geometry; or as it is more vividly put, the rotating body “drags” the inertial frames in its vicinity (hence the name ‘frame-dragging’).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Some numbers make vivid how ambitious, and delicate, is this experiment (called ‘Gravity Probe B’).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
These formal algebraic ideas are brought to vivid geometric life by Kauffman’s interpretation of the monoids Mn as diagram monoids.
Temperley-Lieb Algebra: From Knot Theory to Logic and Computation via Quantum Mechanics