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1. Endowed with or manifesting life; living. Chaplets of gold and silver resembling lively flowers and leaves. (Holland)

2. Brisk; vivacious; active; as, a lively youth. But wherefore comes old Manoa in such haste, With youthful steps ? Much livelier than erewhile He seems. (Milton)

3. Gay; airy; animated; spirited. From grave to gay, from lively to severe. (Pope)

4. Representing life; lifelike. I spied the lively picture of my father. (Massinger)

5. Bright; vivid; glowing; strong; vigorous. The colours of the prism are manifestly more full, intense, and lively that those of natural bodies. (Sir i. Newton) His faith must be not only living, but lively too. (South) lively stones, saints, as being quickened by the spirit, and active in holiness.

Synonym: Brisk, vigorous, quick, nimble, smart, active, alert, sprightly, animated, spirited, prompt, earnest, strong, energetic, vivid, vivacious, blithe, gleeful, airy, gay, jocund.

Origin: For lifely. Cf. Lifelike.

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any lively cells?

Do our body cells have their 'moments'? or are they in the official mood all the time? building proteins, sending signals etc etc. I am not able to clearly say what their moments could be. Maybe spitting some cellular fluid on other cells for no defined purpose but simply to irritate and have fun wi...

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by parth88
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: any lively cells?
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

Natural selection is proven wrong

... (all of these people do not even agree among themselves when it comes down to the actual DYNAMICS of how things happened). Of course there's some lively debate going on, but it wouldn't be science if everyone agreed with each other. "Storytelling" is too harsh of a term; conjecture, ...

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by alextemplet
Sun May 03, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 690257

Egg Yolk Coacervates & pH Imaging

I'm trying to describe a new (for teachers) classroom experiment where egg yolk is mixed with red cabbage pH indicator solution which forms very lively (what should be) coacervates. My first problem is I do not have the microscope system to get a good video of them but here they are at around ...

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by GaryGaulin
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Egg Yolk Coacervates & pH Imaging
Replies: 0
Views: 4276

Evolution of Parasitoids

From a scavenger larva to one that could live inside a living host is not much of a leap; from deposit of eggs on dead or debilitated hosts to lively ones isn't a huge leap. Once you've got a parasite and host, coevolution is pretty much a given.

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by Darby
Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of Parasitoids
Replies: 3
Views: 3442

any ideas to share about developing the coral reefs?

Corals for the layer of the ocean and are so lively but corals are sessile.

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by David George
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: any ideas to share about developing the coral reefs?
Replies: 13
Views: 8769
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