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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n vividity The quality or state of being vivid; vividness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vividity The character or state of being vivid; vividness.
    • n vividity Vitality.
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  • Eric Hoffer
    “Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.”


In literature:

Noah's biography is vivid and detailed.
"A Wanderer in Venice" by E.V. Lucas
All about her was a world of vivid rock heaps so intensely colored that she doubted her vision.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Read carefully the description of Mr. Wilner: How does the author make it vivid and lively?
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
He realised with vivid but scarcely displeasing potency a weakness in the armour of his complete self-control.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
In them he found pictures of life that recalled vividly the labors, the ways, and the ideas of the Maillanais.
"Frédéric Mistral" by Charles Alfred Downer
I could put up with even rather bad drawings if only they were vivid.
"The Book of Art for Young People" by Agnes Conway
The hearers, intent on what has been said, vividly represent to themselves the action described.
"Illusions" by James Sully
Good memory depends on vivid experience in the first place and on organization and repetition afterward.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
That is, a vivid personality never failed to translate itself in purple to me; a pale one in blue.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
A vivid description of Norwegian farm and saeter life.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
Occasionally, though, the sameness had been relieved by a vivid touch, but only for a short hour.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
Vividness of description is a frequent source of literary beauty.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
She was awakened to a vivid recognition of something beyond the outer significance of the words.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown
First let us try to keep up, vivid and sharp, a sense of separation.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
This flight from the Indians and the slaying of the great hound by Tom Ross with his silver bullet came back in vivid colors.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
That is the vivid thing about the city.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
The feeling of knowing her was in his mind; she seemed vividly familiar.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
When Jose arrived in Cartagena he had found it a city of vivid contrasts.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It lasts only till some vivid sensation occurs in the present.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
The natural phenomena of the morning are vividly depicted in a fashion possible only to the true poet.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

In poetry:

Now deserted are the roads
Where awhile the lovers went;
Vacant are the field-abodes
Where a vivid hour they spent:
Solemn dark
Broods again in lane and park.
"After Bank Holiday" by Elizabeth Daryush
Upon the city called the Friends'
The light of waking spring
Fell vivid as the shadow thrown
Far from the gleaming wing
Of a great golden bird, that fled
Before us loitering.
"The Poet And The Poem" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
So talk we as we thoughtful stray
Along the coast, where dashing spray
With rising mist o'erhangs the day,
And wets the shore,
And thick the vivid flashes play
And thunders roar!
"Epistle To The Rev. J--- B---, Whilst Journeying For The Recovery Of His Health" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
Let your song ring as rings the gurgling brook
That glides with silvery eddies mile on mile;
Let hopes and wishes bubble there like springs,
With sounds of power, and with a vivid smile.
"The Poet" by Hovhannes Hovhannessian
And, though the sun had gained his utmost height,
Just as he oped its vivid folds at dawn,
Look'd still, that tenderest, frailest child of light,
By shepherds named "the glory of the morn."
"Egla’s Bower" by Maria Gowen Brooks
Fair Vale, for summer day-dreams high,
For reverie in solitude
Fashion'd in Nature's finest mood;
Or, sweeter yet, for fond excess
Of glee, and vivid cry,
Whilst happy children find more happiness
"A Dorset Idyl" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Gent, a standout basketball player in college who chose the NFL over the NBA, turned his vivid memories of a five-year career with the Dallas Cowboys into a blisteringly candid novel that became a bestseller.
Attendant Mustardseed wears a vivid saffron sash and a feathered, fluffy crown of hair black as night.
Wegener both directed and stars in this extraordinarily vivid, magical, brooding film.
It was a long time ago, but William Considine remembers it vividly.
Union activists offered state lawmakers a vivid picture of how badly the governor's vetoes of higher ed funding are hurting college campuses.
The LA–based art adviser opens her doors to reveal a vivid collection of designer treasures.
Mark Kendall's rich and vivid documentary tracks the journey of an old American school bus repurposed to carry commuters in Guatemala.
Tiffany's genius gets vivid showcase at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Gifted designers create vivid Alice characters but shortchange the Wonderland they live in.
SteppingStone Theatre premieres vivid tale about the Underground Railroad.
That reading of the song comes to unfortunately vivid life in a stirring new video -- posted to the Gaslight Anthem 's.
The banners will be dropped at a ceremony starting at 10 am today, revealing three dozen vivid works of art created by students in the San Antonio Independent School District.
'Art21' Spotlights David Altmejd & assume vivid astro focus.
Vivid USA aurora photos include Minnesota.
She had been struck 10 years earlier, but the student in my college psychology course remembered every detail vividly.

In science:

These phenomena vividly illustrate the fact that in the presence of entanglement, local unitary operations can have a very significant effect on the global state of the system.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
The construction we have just employed can be made more vivid by relating it to a gedankenexperiment in which the 16 “outcomes” comprising the sample space bΩ correspond to actual tra jectories of physical particles.
A Bell Inequality Analog in Quantum Measure Theory
More vivid manifestation of the role of the walls is emphasized in the inset of Fig. 4a, which shows the frequency dependence of χR .
Changeover from Glassy ferromagnetism of the orbital domain state to long range ferromagnetic ordering in La{_{0.9}}Sr_{0.1}MnO{_3}
These line maps illustrate vividly how the flux distribution and kinematics change when going from high- to low-excitation states.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
Still, the fact that such a simple sequence as SRPD may outperform more elaborate deterministic methods such as CDD and SCPD vividly exemplifies the advantages of randomization. (v) The periodic sequences PCDD2 and PSCPD2 embedded with pulses randomly picked from G P perform better than SRPD.
Advantages of Randomization in Coherent Quantum Dynamical Control
In vivid contrast to this unwieldy presentation, Gepner conjectured that the fusion ring is a global complete intersection, which is to say that the fusion ideal Ik is generated by exactly n representations, for a group G of rank n.
Fusion Rings of Loop Group Representations
To say it more vividly, Dj is obtained from Di by sending (αi + c, βi + e) to (αi, βi ), and then sending (αj, βj ) to (αj + c, βj + e).
Notes on a minimal set of generators for the radical ideal defining the diagonal locus of $(\C^2)^n$
These formal algebraic ideas are brought to vivid geometric life by Kauffman’s interpretation of the monoids Mn as diagram monoids.
Temperley-Lieb Algebra: From Knot Theory to Logic and Computation via Quantum Mechanics
An obvious extension of this work is the study of transport properties to have a more vivid picture.
A Systematic Study of Electronic Structure from Graphene to Graphane
Nowadays it is a consensus that black holes are a vivid part of physical reality.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
To make the definitions in this section more vivid, we describe a simple but important example of a matrix Stein pair.
Matrix Concentration Inequalities via the Method of Exchangeable Pairs
Acknowledgments It is a pleasure to thank the numerous colleagues, theorists as well as experimentalists from H1 and ZEUS, with whom interesting and vivid discussions over the years have made the study of diffraction at HERA so enjoyable.
Vector meson production at HERA
Well before this vivid debate on the limitations of SPH started, Inutsuka (2002) (I02 hereafter) proposed a novel approach to Lagrangian hydrodynamics.
Hydrodynamic simulations with the Godunov SPH
Recently, there is a vivid interest on the search for CP violation in different frameworks, such as charm meson and lepton decays, due to the higher sensitivities reached by the B factories.
Search for CP violation in tau and D decays with a K0S in the final state
In the last years a vivid interest on this topic resulted into the publication of many new results.
Search for CP violation in tau and D decays with a K0S in the final state