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lively

(of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
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Perhaps no district throughout the wide extent of the intermediate frontiers can furnish a livelier picture of the cruelty and fierceness of the savage warfare of those periods than the country which lies between the head waters of the Hudson and the adjacent lakes.
No charm was wanting, no defect was perceptible; the young girl had regular and delicate lineaments; eyes shaped and coloured as we see them in lovely pictures, large, and dark, and full; the long and shadowy eyelash which encircles a fine eye with so soft a fascination; the pencilled brow which gives such clearness; the white smooth forehead, which adds such repose to the livelier beauties of tint and ray; the cheek oval, fresh, and smooth; the lips, fresh too, ruddy, healthy, sweetly formed; the even and gleaming teeth without flaw; the small dimpled chin; the ornament of rich, plenteous tresses--all advantages, in short, which, combined, realise the ideal of beauty, were fully hers.
Never was there a livelier picture of youthful rivalship, with bewitching beauty for the prize.
Stocking, ‘tis fresher and livelier than any Hollands you’ll get in Garnsey.
It was not only there, however, that I watched him; the relations he had entertained with the new had even a livelier interest.
"Tell it me?" she insisted, her fingers breaking suddenly into a livelier melody.
The young lady, making an effort to recover her cheerfulness, strove to play some livelier tune; but her fingers dropped powerless over the keys.
This book, a collaboration between historian Dan Jones and Brazilian artist Marina Amaral, takes 200 photographs from the century between 1850 and 1960 and renders them into colour, replacing the sepia-toned dust of history with a livelier image.
In the meantime, the singer's Instagram Stories paints a livelier picture, with Bieber traveling with wife Hailey Baldwin and poking fun at her for being a Jonas Brothers fan.
Smith headed the opener from Aaron Dunsmore's cross in the 20th minute but Stenny looked livelier after the break and Harry Paton, Mark McGuigan, Mark Ferry and Morgan Neill all went close to levelling before Dowds grabbed a late second.
There have been so many books about Lincoln, and so many different historical analyses, that one might wonder about the need for yet another; but this narrative history offers a livelier tone than most, includes excerpts from press reviews of his address and reports of his military and personal life, and offers supporting analyses that explain his choices and approaches: "President Lincoln probably did not understand every detail of the reports he read, most of which involved troop movements and strategy, and he may not even have read all of the telegrams in their entirety." Anyone interested in inspecting Lincoln's life, times, and influences will find this a thought-provoking study livelier in tone and delivery than most.
Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, together with the City of Dagupan, conducted the official lighting ceremony of Pantal Bridge, an iconic architecture in Northern Luzon made brighter and livelier through Philips LED lighting technology.