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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENLIVENMENT

Fancy that, by way of enlivenment to poor Georgina after her nervous fever!

Neither need it be supposed that this was the only enlivenment of their lives.

At the depots, too, we encountered a new medium of enlivenment.

She got to know Fox and Henrietta very well, which was a continual joy and enlivenment.

I cannot describe the odd sense of enlivenment, of pleasure I had when I saw this new sign.

Her flirtatiousness was, however, sedate–in its way, 57moral–not intended to have any result beyond the enlivenment of the hour.

It was while traversing this bend that we witnessed a singular mirage that lent to the day all the enlivenment it had.

Her visitor's reception of Philippa's greeting promised little in the way of enlivenment.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "give life to" (enlive in same sense is from 1590s); see en- (1) "make, put in" + life + -en (1). Meaning "make lively or cheerful" is from 1690s. Related: Enlivened; enlivening.

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