alive to


: aware of (something) : able to notice (something)
Recovering from his illness has made him more alive to the beauty of life.
We need to be alive to new opportunities for our business to grow.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Yoshi's egg The post-credits scene revealing a Yoshi egg that's about to hatch appears to be a reference to a teaser at the end of 1998's Godzilla, a film that most of The Super Mario Bros. Movie's audience likely wasn't even alive to see when it was released. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 7 Apr. 2023 Last night’s standout looks—women looking confident, satisfied, pleased, alive to the possibilities of the clothing on their figures—were fitted (no full skirts or mermaid silhouettes here!), sequined, sleek, and well-jeweled. Rachel Tashjian, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 Jan. 2023 The left was particularly alive to the possibilities that the stagflationary crisis created. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 31 Oct. 2022 But what many gamers may not remember—or were simply not yet alive to experience—was that Mortal Kombat was the eye in a violence-in-video-games storm. WIRED, 11 Sep. 2022 That Jones is alive to mount this final effort at exoneration is an interesting aside here., 22 Aug. 2022 Hewitt is alive to the subtleties of their accommodations for each other. Claire Messud, Harper’s Magazine , 22 June 2022 Pro says: Outside of the SEC, Big Ten and Clemson, the Bruins appear to be the only team still alive to make the College Football Playoff. Joseph Goodman |, al, 20 Oct. 2022 Typically, the bacteria need to be kept alive to generate power, but scientists have found a way to use dead ones encased in a biofilm. Miriam Fauzia, Popular Mechanics, 15 Aug. 2022 See More

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“Alive to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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