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lively

(of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
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Miss Sawyer shuddered openly at the adjective "lively" as applied to a child; her belief being that though children might be seen, if absolutely necessary, they certainly should never be heard if she could help it.
He made no answer; merely looked, and bowed in submission; and soon afterwards said, in a lively tone,
The illustrious host moved about from place to place, and helped to destroy the provisions and keep the conversation lively, and the Grand Duchess talked with the verandah parties and such as had satisfied their appetites and straggled out from the reception room.
only one-third in weight was stowed "above the beams," we had a lively time of it.
Bingley had soon made himself acquainted with all the principal people in the room; he was lively and unreserved, danced every dance, was angry that the ball closed so early, and talked of giving one himself at Netherfield.
It would be rash to predict how Passepartout's lively nature would agree with Mr.
With a new and lively interest in his own actions the sheriff now unlatched and pushed open a door on the right, and the three entered.
She saw it with concern; for what could a silent man of five and thirty hope, when opposed to a very lively one of five and twenty?
The domestic nature of the story makes this audacious proceeding possible; while the lively fancies of my young readers will supply all deficiencies, and overlook all discrepancies.
So they "went it lively," panting and perspiring with the work.
The prince stood still; his lively glittering eyes from under their thick, bushy eyebrows sternly scanned all present and rested on the little princess.
Dinner at the Lodge that night was not a very lively affair.