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lively

(of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
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I conclude therefore that the test of liveliness, however applicable in ordinary instances, cannot be used to define the differences between sensations and images.
I think it's very cruel of you to laugh, George," she said, looking particularly unhappy; but George only laughed the more at her piteous and discomfited mien, persisted in thinking the joke a most diverting one, and when Miss Sharp came downstairs, bantered her with a great deal of liveliness upon the effect of her charms on the fat civilian.
Glaucon has more of the liveliness and quick sympathy of youth; Adeimantus has the maturer judgment of a grown-up man of the world.
Meanwhile, my uncle had read the letter and sat thinking; then, suddenly, he got to his feet with a great air of liveliness, and pulled me apart into the farthest corner of the room.
An operation which, taken in connexion with the bushy eyebrows and the Roman nose, suggested with some liveliness the idea of a hawk engaged upon the eyes of a tough little bird.
But he moved very quickly, and there was an air of jaunty liveliness about him.
The chicken crept through the pales of the coop and ran, with some show of liveliness, to her feet; while Chanticleer and the ladies of his household regarded her with queer, sidelong glances, and then croaked one to another, as if communicating their sage opinions of her character.
One small, helping cause of all this liveliness in Stubb, was soon made strangely manifest.
Let's cultivate eagerness in the tone of their voice and the liveliness in their eyes.
Apart from the food, the memory that sticks most in my mind is of the atmosphere; an element of vibrancy and liveliness could be felt as one took in the sights and sounds of the area which would be hustling and bustling at even 1:00 in the morning
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior official with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) says signature of the newly-devised oil contracts will spur offshore oil and gas industries on to liveliness.
Member of National Assembly (MNA) Lal Malhi told reporter that Diwali conveys the message of happiness and liveliness.