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lively adj.:
1. living, animate Tit. III. i. 106 “thy body,” V. iii. 44, Sonn. lxvii. 10 “lively veins.”
2. lifelike AYL. V. iv. 27 “Some touches of my daughter's favour,” Tim. I. i. 39 “livelier than life.”
3. vivid, intense Tw.N. V. i. 256 “that record is in my soul,” Ven. 498 “ joy,” Sonn. cliii. 6 “ heat.”
4. vivid, brilliant, fresh Tim. I. ii. 156 “ lustre,” Lucr. 1593 “Her lively colour.”
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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 5.4
    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Or what you will, 5.1
    • William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, ven
    • William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, cliii
    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, lxvii
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