ANIMATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ANIMATE
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 a.  endowed with life; alive; living; animated
Example Sentence: (114 in 8 pages)
1  The dog lay so still it scarcely seemed animate.
2  Shaffer's great gift lies in his ability to animate ideas theatrically.
3  Language has elevated humans above the other animals.
4  It was absolutely essential to separate crops from the areas that animals used as pasture.
5  Most people accept the proposition that we have a duty to protect endangered animals.
6  The howling of wild animals kept him awake night after night.
7  I despise anyone who is cruel to animals.
8  Country folk can tell you that there are certain places which animals avoid.
9  If we continue to destroy the countryside many more animals will become extinct.
10  She is an expert in training animals.
11  We should treat animals kindly.
12  The explorers made a camp fire to keep off wild animals.
13  Certain animals were regarded as sacred.
14  Certain animals can feel vibrations in the sand.
15  Campaigners claim that the animals are not being kept in humane conditions.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Promises were still more liberally distributed than money by this active agent; and, in fine, nothing was left undone that could determine the wavering, or animate the disheartened.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  His duties would be established, but the wife who was to share, and animate, and reward those duties, might yet be unattainable.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
3  An account of the concert was immediately claimed; and Anne's recollections of the concert were quite happy enough to animate her features and make her rejoice to talk of it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
4  Nearly a quarter of an hour had passed, disturbed only by the broken breathing of the sufferer, when moving figures began to animate the line between heath and sky.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
5  It's not appealing weakness like his, but sane strength that will animate the Gopher Prairies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
6  It was pressed upon me by every object within sight or hearing, animate or inanimate.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  Noirtier, seeing Barrois in this pitiable condition, showed by his looks all the various emotions of sorrow and sympathy which can animate the heart of man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
8  Her sympathy was ours; her smile, her soft voice, the sweet glance of her celestial eyes, were ever there to bless and animate us.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
9  Could you look, sir, into my heart, you would approve to the full the sentiments which animate me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
10  It was all that the girl could do to keep herself in the saddle, yet a slip would mean a terrible death under the hoofs of the unwieldy and terrified animals.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  Looking back he saw the old man and the young girl crouching over the blazing fire, while the three animals stood motionless in the back-ground.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  There was no living creature near the remains of the fire: animals, man, maiden, all were gone.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  Word had gone round during the day that old Major, the prize Middle White boar, had had a strange dream on the previous night and wished to communicate it to the other animals.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
14  Before long the other animals began to arrive and make themselves comfortable after their different fashions.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
15  Alone among the animals on the farm he never laughed.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I