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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishalivea‧live /əˈlaɪv/ ●●● S2 W3 adjective [not before noun]  1 not dead still living and not dead It was a bad accident – they’re lucky to be alive. My grandparents are still alive. We stayed alive by eating berries. He was kept alive on a life-support machine. Apparently he’s alive and well and living in Brazil.2 still existing continuing to exist Ancient traditions are very much alive in rural areas. Christianity is alive and well in Asia. The sport is still very much alive and kicking in this country.3 ENERGETICcheerful full of energy, happiness, activity etc It was the kind of morning when you wake up and feel really alive.alive with Her face was alive with excitement. The whole house was alive with activity.4 come alive5 be alive to a fact/possibility/danger etc6 be alive with something7 bring something alive skin somebody alive at skin2(3)
Examples from the Corpus
aliveAre all your grandparents still alive?The Glens have the cup pedigree and their cup run has kept a disappointing season alive.The penalty kept the drive alive.While you're here don't say it, and we might all stand a chance of getting out of here alive.Blues clubs like these help keep the music alive.Paramedics fought for an hour by the roadside to keep him alive.She was the last person to see him alive.The police found them lying on the kitchen floor. Mr Wilkins was dead and his wife was barely alive.I did not notice it while she was alive.She died in 1952 and I am now the only one of the family left alive.The coward choked out that you were still alive and hadn't been harmed, but it didn't save his neck.The children were found alive and well after being missing for several days.The quest to make the songs come alive helps reignite the players' chemistry after the long layoff.Not knowing whether he's dead or alive is a terrible feeling.alive and wellI have heard from my family, and they're alive and well.Unfortunately, discrimination against black people is alive and well.The family meal is alive and well.But in Disney movies, the old stereotypes are alive and well and beautifully animated, Giroux says.Dolly at least is alive and well and her first lamb, Bonnie, seems eminently healthy and normal.Age discrimination and fears of age discrimination are alive and well in the workplace.William was seen alive and well this morning, but by lunchtime he'd died.Joseph of Arimathea - the only man he ever buried was alive and well three days later!I wanted to be able to deliver the fact that grandfather was still alive and well to you.Alice was great; she seemed so alive and well tuned.alive and kickingKeeping the ball alive and kicking.Other people, alive and kicking.The beast was still very much alive and kicking.Thought I might pop down to Grafton again this spring - see if our Peg is still alive and kicking.For one thing, it was now very much alive and kicking, a sensation which she found both distressing and uncomfortable.The sports bar is alive and kicking Downtown, and they give Monday Night Football a special place on the mantle.But the sport is still very much alive and kicking in this country.He is very much alive and kicking, strongly represented in the intertestamental literature, the New Testament and human experience.feel ... aliveSomething real had been left behind when she'd walked away from Castell Rocamar, and she felt only half alive.Sometimes the sun spangles and we feel alive.At least we were out of the mud and I had started to feel alive enough to tackle a dry roti.He felt vibrantly alive, he felt clean, scrubbed by Debbie in a long cold shower.He felt ashamed and alive, he felt seen.Last night you made me feel more alive than at any time since the crash.His ears ringing, the blood pounding in his veins, Floyd felt more alive than he had for years.And you will feel more alive than you ever have before.