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Liven   Listen
verb
liven  v. t.  To make lively; sometimes used with up; as, to liven up the party with some music.
Synonyms: enliven, liven up, make lively, invigorate, animate.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Liven" Quotes from Famous Books



... Dont be hasty. I think I should like you to drop in after a while, you know. She gets so cross and upset when theres nobody to liven ...
— Getting Married • George Bernard Shaw

... always do. And you'll see them liven up when we get 'em in hand . . . maybe. They're a ...
— The Mutiny of the Elsinore • Jack London

... and Olyvere, And of the twelve dussypere, That dieden in the batayle of Runcyvale: Jesu lord, heaven king, To his bliss hem and us both bring, To liven withouten bale!" Sir Otuel. ...
— Legends of the Middle Ages - Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art • H.A. Guerber

... no such thing," said uncle. "I'll keep her here to liven up the old barracks. You've got enough puppets on the stage without a niece of ...
— My Brilliant Career • Miles Franklin

... only a dunce, but even a dunce can liven up sufficiently when he's in love to see whether his sweetheart cares for him or not, and you didn't take much pains to hide the state of affairs," he said with a rueful laugh. "I know enough about girls to know ...
— Some Everyday Folk and Dawn • Miles Franklin

... thing I ever heard come oot o' his mooth? No? Weel, it was this. He aye preach't fearfu' lang, as ye've nae doot heard, an' at times the men fowk wad weary an' gang oot, some to tak' a reek wi' their pipes an' mair to gang ower the way an' hae a drap juist to liven the concludin' heids o' the discoorse (for they aye steppit back); but the Doctor didna seem to understaun'. Weel, ae day some o' them was stampin' doon the aisle, an' the Doctor, he juist stoppit an' sat doon, an' then he says, 'Ma freens, we'll bide a wee ...
— St. Cuthbert's • Robert E. Knowles

... John, reaching out to pat the soft head of Mumbles. "It may be the little beggar will liven us all up ...
— Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle John • Edith Van Dyne



Words linked to "Liven" :   energise, juice up, pep up, jazz up, brace, inspirit, spirit up, spirit, enliven, ginger up, energize, deaden



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