[ US /əˈɫaɪv/ ]
[ UK /ɐlˈa‍ɪv/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. capable of erupting
    the volcano is very much alive
    a live volcano
  2. in operation
    the tradition was still alive
    an active tradition
    keep hope alive
  3. (followed by `to' or `of') aware of
    is alive to the moods of others
  4. mentally perceptive and responsive
    was now awake to the reality of his predicament
    alert to the problems
    an alert mind
    awake to the dangers of her situation
    alive to what is going on
  5. (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
    she was wonderfully alive for her age
    a face alive with mischief
  6. possessing life
    the happiest person alive
    a live canary
    doctors are working hard to keep him alive
    burned alive
    the nerve is alive
  7. having life or vigor or spirit
    animated conversation
    became very animated when he heard the good news
    an animated and expressive face
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How To Use alive In A Sentence

  • I barken back to the rogue Taken Howler, the dead unexpectedly alive and inimical. Shadow Games
  • He would never have gone to the Union while his wife was alive: she said it was "plebby. The Key to Rebecca
  • It was then allowed to recover on the stringer in deeper water before being returned alive to grow on to even larger proportions.
  • We spend our days hunting for things to keep us alive. Times, Sunday Times
  • there are few Manx speakers alive today
  • They have kept it alive in the past and continue to make it plausible for millions of people today.
  • CVG-Bauxilum's 'interim' president Alfredo Arcila says that he and CVG president Rodolfo Sanz "are alive and kicking!" yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'CVG-Bauxilum\'s \'interim\' president Alfredo Arcila says that he and CVG president Rodolfo Sanz "are alive and kicking!"' CVG-Bauxilum's 'interim' president Alfredo Arcila says that he and CVG president Rodolfo Sanz "are alive and kicking!"
  • Of course, Whitty himself ain’t exactly a peach; he loves him some torture, and buries knives in bellies with minimal provocation; when it comes to witch-hunting, he’s of the “burn her alive now, ask questions … well, don’t really bother asking questions, it’s just so damn fun to burn people, let’s do it some more!” school. Cry of the Banshee « Skid Roche
  • The thanatological philosophies of spirit that Schelling here wishes were dead are in fact very much alivehence the reiterated forcefulness of his censure. Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy
  • The Hindu fakir would sit for days without food or water, or bury himself alive as a kind of spiritual observance, a separation of mind from body.
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