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Lively, adj. 1) living: “but now I lived, and life was death's annoy; but now I died, and death was l. joy,” Ven. 498 (pleasure of life). “beggared of blood to blush through l. veins,” Sonn. 67, 10. “a dateless l. heat,” 153, 6. “that record is l. in my soul,” Tw. V, 253. “now I behold thy l. body so,” Tit. III, 1, 105 (not only thy picture). “a pattern, precedent and l. warrant,” V, 3, 44 (taken from real life).
2) animated, sprightly: “her l. colour killed with deadly cares,” Lucr. 1593. “the l. Helena,” Rom. I, 2, 73. “l. lustre,” Tim. I, 2, 154 (F1 om.).
3) coming near to life, strongly resembling: “some l. touches of my daughter's favour,” As V, 4, 27. “--er than life,” Tim. I, 1, 38.
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