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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANIMATION

"Precisely what I wanted to reach," said Mrs. Roberts, with animation.

The birds, with their various song, gave an air of populousness and animation to the grove.

Their animation was almost like the animation of a nightmare.

The soldiers were all delighted; the animation in the camp was still more pronounced.

The animation of her face was clouded instantly as by a shadow of disappointment.

"I never said anything of the sort," the mother declared, with a touch of animation.

Powers of mind that had been dulled were restored to animation and keenness.

I was of the age to feel its variety, animation, and ardour.

The presence of a cow, sheep, &c., gives life and animation to the view.

She spoke little, and never with animation, in a low, soft voice.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "action of imparting life," from Latin animationem (nominative animatio) "an animating," noun of action from past participle stem of animare (see animate (v.)). Meaning "vitality" is from 1610s. Cinematographic sense is from 1912.

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