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Liven   /lˈaɪvən/   Listen

Make lively.  Synonyms: animate, enliven, invigorate, liven up.

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"Liven" Quotes from Famous Books

... touched not only by this pathetic picture of Johnny's deprivation, but by the considerate delicacy of the speaker, hastened to assure him that Johnny was better and that a "little fun might 'liven him up." Whereupon Dick arose, shook himself, and saying, "I'm ready. Lead the way, Old Man: here goes," himself led the way with a leap, a characteristic howl, and darted out into the night. As he passed through the outer room he ...
— Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories • Bret Harte

... worst-looking things—her maid got 'em somewhere. She watches me work. They call her my 'steady.' It's great sport. She's having more fun than she ever had before in her life, she says. I'd like you to run down this afternoon. You know the place. It will liven up your dry bones. ...
— Paradise Garden - The Satirical Narrative of a Great Experiment • George Gibbs

... anxiety on her face, "it is nothing to worry about, dear. I would have told you if it had been. I am rather overworked and tired, that is all. It has been a very heavy winter of illness and anxiety. I shall be better now the spring has come, and I have you all home to liven me up. We must try and give Pamela a happy time, and you must take her to ...
— Kitty Trenire • Mabel Quiller-Couch

... horses," said Silas, after he had greeted Miss Pinckney. "No, sir, I did not leave any of the doors open, but I've been looking for Sam with a blacksnake whip to liven him up. He left the grey without grooming after she was brought in this morning, and I was rubbing her down myself when this ...
— The Ghost Girl • H. De Vere Stacpoole

... vitiated by its recent loss of oxygen, had begun to freshen and purify itself in an astonishing manner. One would have thought that through an open window, close at hand, the purest ocean breeze was blowing. A faint tinge of color began to liven the somewhat pasty cheek of the Billionaire. Waldron's big chest expanded and his eye brightened. Even the meek Herzog stood straighter and looked more the man, under the stimulus ...
— The Air Trust • George Allan England

... meant eight long hours of agony, before anything happened! That is what the wounded love and long for—something to happen—something to distract the attention from the slow, insistent pain—something to liven drooping spirits, and ...
— "Contemptible" • "Casualty"

... uprising, or rather the secret authors thereof, continually gave rise to heated discussions. And when both parties, of which one ascribed everything to Japanese intrigue and the other found an explanation in elementary causes, began to liven up, the debate was apt to wax pretty warm. If these discussions did nothing else, they at least produced a sort of mental excitement after the heat of the day which wore out body and mind alike, not even ...
— Banzai! • Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff

Words linked to "Liven" :   spirit up, animate, brace, ginger up, stimulate, enliven, juice up, deaden, arouse, pep up, perk up, invigorate, spirit, liven up, inspirit, jazz up, energise, energize

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