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  • n  characterized by high spirits and animation

  • Nixon turned with greater vivacity to the Democrats.
  • The once lovable (and bankable) child star looked as if she was finally trading the vivacity that first won over audiences in 1998's The Parent Trap for vapidity.
  • In his conversations, his letters, his poems, his essays, there is always a vivacity, a freedom, inventive and fresh.

  • Miquel Barcelo in International Herald Tribune
    On a day of immense heat in the middle of the Sahel desert, I recall with vivacity the mirage of an image of the world dripping toward the sky,Barcelo says. "Trees, dunes, donkeys, multicolored beings flowing drop by drop."
  • Kalyna Roberge in Winnipeg Free Press
    Wang Meng doesn't skate all that well technically, but she's able to pass someone quickly, she has great vivacity in her strides and she has great muscle strength,Roberge says.
  • Nigel Kennedy in The Guardian
    Kennedy said of the orchestra: "I love working with young people who are open-minded and flexible and who have a real energy and vivacity in their approach to music. These young cats show the discipline and spontaneity of Polish culture."

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