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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE ALIVE

Chicago newspapers are more alive to new ideas than the newspapers of New York or Boston.

In spite of the hour the town seemed to be more alive than ever.

Certainly at first my affection was increased, or rather was more alive.

And no one was more alive than I to the multiple significance of the daily drama.

This fire has given us such a shock that we are going to be more alive for years to come.

When we are moved, we are more alive; we are stronger, tenderer, nobler.

She looks as she did when she was dying,only more alive, more sentient.

I even prefer it to the diamond, as something warmer and more alive.

Ghosts are more healthy, more active, more alive than they used to be.

The men, too, were more alive than on the first nocturnal voyage.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English on life "in living." The fuller form on live was still current 17c. Alive and kicking "alert, vigorous," attested from 1859; "The allusion is to a child in the womb after quickening" [Farmer]. Used emphatically, especially with man; e.g.:

Thus abstracted as an expletive, man alive! (1845).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.