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adjective as in alive

adjective as in lively

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A new RSA animated short featuring his talk is a critical reminder of how powerfully our tools shape our experience—and how easily that feedback loop can go wrong.

Piracy has long been an issue in China—Disney’s 1998 animated version of Mulan also suffered in the China box office in part because of mass piracy before its official release.

From Fortune

Notably, all of these films, most of which are animated, come from after the “Eisner era” of Disney films, known as the “renaissance” that began with 1989’s The Little Mermaid under former Disney CEO Michael Eisner.

From Vox

Projects already in production include a nature docu-series and an animated series about inspiring women.

From Fortune

After physical production shut down in March, TV networks and streamers sought out shows that could be produced remotely, such as animated fare and documentary series that rely on archival footage and interviews shot over Zoom.

From Digiday

It is the economic questions—about the gap between rich and poor—that animate the party now.

Once, the humanist idea used to animate the very core of the university.

Investors clearly believe in the value of patents and the inventions they animate.

His fingers were rubbing back and forth on the photo, as if he was trying to animate his baby back to life.

I admire his vision in his domestic affairs and the deeply Jewish values that seem to animate him.

The birds, moreover, were singing merrily, and all Nature seemed animate and gay.

That which would have disheartened and disarmed other men, seemed only to animate him with all Macbeth's wild courage of despair.

A new spirit would animate the community, from which we might hope the most happy results.

But it was enough for that white-clad figure to stand revealed in the thickest of the carnage to animate the men to heroic effort.

Hear from the grave, great Taliessin, hearThey breathe a soul to animate thy clay.


On this page you'll find 190 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to animate, such as: breathing, live, living, moving, mortal, and viable.

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