animated

[ an-uh-mey-tid ]SEE DEFINITION OF animated
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The Redistribution Bill was carried, January, 1885, after animated debate.

But Camilla's letter had, as we have seen, raised his courage and animated his heart.

The proceedings began with some animated discussion, all tending one way.

What is the mean temperature, Mr. Clawbonny, of animated beings?

For a time our coffee made us chatty, and our conversation was animated.

But try as he would he could not get drowsy, on the contrary he felt wide awake and animated.

We are all animated by the same spirit, all intent upon the same end.

She was so animated, so joyous, so radiant with youth, health and beauty.

Surely there were voices in animated discussion in the vestibule!

His ward would have looked like an animated crazy quilt if he had had his way.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "alive," past participle adjective from animate (v.). Meaning "mentally excited" is from 1530s; "full of activity" from 1580s. The "moving pictures" sense is attested from 1895; of cartoons from 1897. Related: Animatedly.

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