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alive

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1 having or showing life

  • we were relieved to find that the little bird was still alive after crashing into the plate glass window
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2 marked by much life, movement, or activity

  • the mall was alive with holiday shoppers
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3 being in effective operation

  • kept the cause of peace alive despite severe setbacks in relations between the two nations
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in commission (or into commision), in force, in gear, on line

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4 having being at the present time

  • describes her boyfriend as the sweetest guy alive
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5 having specified facts or feelings actively impressed on the mind

  • alive to the need for major improvements in the school system
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aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, alive, awake mean having knowledge of something. aware implies vigilance in observing or alertness in drawing inferences from what one experiences.
    • aware of changes in climate
cognizant implies having special or certain knowledge as from firsthand sources.
    • not fully cognizant of the facts
conscious implies that one is focusing one's attention on something or is even preoccupied by it.
    • conscious that my heart was pounding
sensible implies direct or intuitive perceiving especially of intangibles or of emotional states or qualities.
    • sensible of a teacher's influence
alive adds to sensible the implication of acute sensitivity to something.
    • alive to the thrill of danger
awake implies that one has become alive to something and is on the alert.
    • a country always awake to the threat of invasion

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