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Come alive   /kəm əlˈaɪv/   Listen
Come alive

verb
1.
Stop sleeping.  Synonyms: arouse, awake, awaken, wake, wake up, waken.






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"Come alive" Quotes from Famous Books



... have worked at it, are dry subjects like the old stuff they taught under these names, and we two are dry old codgers, like the old preachers and professors, then the Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas is a delusion. Unless this withered thing religion, and this dry thing science, have come alive in our hands, alive and intensely interesting, we may just as well go out and dig the garden until it is time to dig our graves. [The parlor maid returns. Franklyn is impatient at the interruption]. Well? ...
— Back to Methuselah • George Bernard Shaw

... to the rest of the horses. There he was welcomed by his companions, and immediately began devouring the hay upon his master's bedstead. Gibbie came close behind him, was seized by Janet at the top of the stair, embraced like one come alive from the grave, and led, all dripping as he was, into the room where the women were. The farmer followed soon after with the whisky, the universal medicine in those parts, of which he offered a glass ...
— Sir Gibbie • George MacDonald

... again oot o' the grave, and gangin aboot the warl; noo I canna beir testimony to that, for I wasna at that time awaur o' onything; but I might weel be called upon to beir testimony to the fac' that, whaur ance he lay deid and beeried, there he's come alive at last— that is, i' the sepulchre o' my hert! For I hae seen him noo, and ken him noo—the houp o' glory in my hert and my life! Whatever he said ance, that I believe ...
— Salted With Fire • George MacDonald



Words linked to "Come alive" :   fall asleep, catch some Z's, sleep, kip, log Z's, slumber, turn, change state



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