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new legislation to help small businesses and restore the vibrance of the local economy
Recent Examples on the Web Tennis great Venus Williams' Eleven brings vibrance to tennis wear. Tonya Russell,, "10 Black-Owned Fitness Brands to Support During Black History Month and Beyond," 19 Feb. 2021 Affordable handmade candles add vibrance to any room. Shelby Stewart, Chron, "Holiday gift guide: Shop from Houston's Black-owned businesses," 9 Dec. 2020 There are really no silver linings with the deadly pandemic, but the al fresco mode has given a new vibrance to commercial areas and some neighborhoods, while keeping more people employed and businesses open. Michael Smolens Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: San Diego’s expanded outdoor dining lauded as ashes fall from the sky," 11 Sep. 2020 Each presents a European feel splashed with the colorful vibrance of the Caribbean and accented by some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, "The Best Girlfriend Getaways Around the World for a Weekend Escape," 29 Aug. 2020 That social warmth is just one ray of the city’s continued vibrance, particularly in its majority Black and brown boroughs, which were disproportionately affected by the virus. Talmon Joseph Smith, The Atlantic, "New York Is Dead … To Whom?," 26 Aug. 2020 But the neighborhoods proved resilient, and South Minneapolis residents and community leaders worked to move adult entertainment and drug dealing out of their neighborhood and to restore its vibrance. USA Today, "George Floyd's Minneapolis: Multicultural facade hid decades of simmering racial inequality," 11 June 2020 This is an area that has seen its share of hard times, but as in the past, vibrance persists. Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press, "Aerial footage shows a quiet and desolate picture of Detroit that is still full of heart," 9 Apr. 2020 Ericka’s talent, usually reserved for the Wortham Theater, is now recorded every night in her living room as the somber vibrance of her cello wishes her audience a goodnight before another day of staying at home. Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, "Houston artists go online to stay engaged," 1 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of vibrance

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vibrance was circa 1900

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25 Feb 2021

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“Vibrance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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