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"She's no slouch of a scribe neither," continued Corbin animatedly.

The look of his eyes was resolute, calm, and animatedly alert, as never before.

Now, said Burton animatedly, consider what Zip has had to do.

"I am not so simple as not to be able to make a distinction," replied Piotr animatedly.

"There's Pleydon, the sculptor," the youth told her animatedly.

Four lawyers softly but animatedly conversed with the prisoners.

"They came in their own carriage, too," said the sister, animatedly.

As Harley remained silent, the old lady ran on animatedly, but Harley was no longer listening.

The news pleased her, and she expressed her joy so animatedly and spoke so confidently of the knight's love that Els felt anxious.

He lay in bed, seemed to suffer great pains, and at intervals groaned deeply despite the fact that he spoke much and animatedly.

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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