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VIVID

A numerical constraint-oriented language.

["VIVID: The Kernel of a Knowledge Representation Environment Based on the Constraints Paradigm of Computation", J. Maleki, Proc 20th Annual Hawaii Intl Conf on System Sciences (Jan 1987) pp.591-597].
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Gladstone testified that the announcement of Macaulay's intention to speak was 'like a trumpet call to fill the benches.' The great qualities, then, of his essays and his 'History' are those which give success to the best sort of popular oratory--dramatic vividness and clearness, positiveness, and vigorous, movement and interest.
It had a vividness and force for that old man of which his daughter who had not been shut out of the world could have no idea.
She felt her eyes opening wider and wider, her fingers and toes twitching nervously, something within oppressing her breathing, while all shapes and sounds seemed in the uncertain half-light to strike her with unaccustomed vividness. Moments of doubt were continually coming upon her, when she was uncertain whether the train were going forwards or backwards, or were standing still altogether; whether it were Annushka at her side or a stranger.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again." At that moment his home life, jokes with Petya, talks with Sonya, duets with Natasha, piquet with his father, and even his comfortable bed in the house on the Povarskaya rose before him with such vividness, clearness, and charm that it seemed as if it were all a lost and unappreciated bliss, long past.
In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
Curse thee, thou vain toy; and cursed be all the things that cast man's eyes aloft to that heaven, whose live vividness but scorches him, as these old eyes are even now scorched with thy light, O sun!
I can give no idea of the peculiar charm and vividness of his talk.
The audience favored the new cinematic style presented by Hafez because of its vividness. The Egyptian audience, especially girls, started to view Hafez as a romance icon and their dream man, each of them wanting her sweetheart to visit her in a boat, exactly as he did in the "Ayam w Lialy" movie.
What is remarkable about the statement was the accuracy with which Timi Frank was able to document the content of his hallucination with a vividness that is able to make an undiscerning reader experience his disconnection from reality and the frustration of those that put him up to the task at the same time.
Sleeplessness lent the experience a certain cinematic vividness: beneath the waters buttons winked like coins no longer current, belt and badges plopped into water that already held weaponry, Iron Crosses, helmets, scuppered baby subs and a violin, which Michael spotted bobbing on the waves.
Even before opening to the first page, the vividness of rich, bright turquoise in the title immediately brings nostalgia and longing for wide blue skies and handmade silver jewelry.
Updike conjured a world that lives in the shadow of another world, with two sentences out of three hinting of a vividness that comes from the light of God or the transcendental, and the story-lines hinting of a struggle between God and the Satanic.