Definition of alive
1. Having life, in opposition to dead; living; being in a state in which the organs perform their functions; as, an animal or a plant which is alive.
2. In a state of action; in force or operation; unextinguished; unexpired; existent
The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
4. Sprightly; lively; brisk.
5. Having susceptibility; easily impressed; having lively feelings, as opposed to apathy; sensitive.
6. As intensifier, of all living.
Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Edward Hyde Clarendon.
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Everything was very green, very alive,full of forests and cows, that produce some of the best milk in Europe.
Everything was very green, very alive, full of forests and cows, that produce some of the best milk in Europe.
and still as she listened, or seemed to listen, the whole place around her became alive with the strange creatures of her little sister’s dream.
“The poor wretch,” murmured Passepartout, “to be burned alive!”
Gerda called out to them for assistance: she thought they were alive. Naturally, they did not budge.
He showed his beautiful head, which was surrounded by a bright aura. His face was alive with joy and surprise, and he smiled to the left and right.
He is still alive, and the conduct of his daughter would be as shameful to him as it is to me.
I would do anything to get him back to Europe alive! replied Fix simply, in a tone that betrayed an implacable will.
I had no idea who my parents were or whether they were even still alive.
"Ah, my goodness," she said, "is it possible that my poor children, whom he has gulped down for his supper, can still be alive?"