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lively

(of a boat or ship) readily responsive to the helm
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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?
Countess Apraksina, poor thing, has lost her husband and she has cried her eyes out," she said, growing more and more lively.
So they followed and heard the music grow lively, saw the banners wave in the breeze again when the graveyard was passed, and watched the company file into the dilapidated old church that stood at the corner of three woodland roads.
Remembering Golenishtchev, a thin, lively, good-natured and well-bred boy, always at the head of the class, Vronsky could not make out the reason of his irritability, and he did not like it.
The mild exhortations of the old man and the lively conversation of the loved Felix were not for me.
The first part of her lewd life with the young gentleman at Colchester has so many happy turns given it to expose the crime, and warn all whose circumstances are adapted to it, of the ruinous end of such things, and the foolish, thoughtless, and abhorred conduct of both the parties, that it abundantly atones for all the lively description she gives of her folly and wickedness.
Haughty English, lively French, sober Germans, handsome Spaniards, ugly Russians, meek Jews, free-and-easy Americans, all drive, sit, or saunter here, chatting over the news, and criticzing the latest celebrity who has arrived--Ristori or Dickens, Victor Emmanuel or the Queen of the Sandwich Islands.
I say nothing of which I am ashamed," replied he, with lively impudence.