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Lively


LI'VELY, adjective

1. Brisk; vigorous; vivacious; active; as a lively youth.

2. Gay; airy.

From grave to gay, from lively to severe.

3. Representing life; as a lively imitation of nature.

4. Animated; spirited; as a lively strain of eloquence; a lively description.

5. Strong; energetic; as a lively faith or hope; a lively persuasion.

Lively stones, in scripture. Saints are called lively stones, as being quickened by the Spirit and active in holiness.

LI'VELY, adverb

1. Briskly; vigorously. [Little Used.]

2. With strong resemblance of life.

That part of poetry must needs be best, which describes most lively our actions and passions. [Little Used.]