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Sample sentences for the GRE study word enliven

enliven can be used as a verb

1.The guests welcomed Pierre because he always helped to enliven and unite any company he was in. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
2.To enliven the audience the devil of the Miracle plays was introduced and another lively personage called the Vice was the predecessor of our modern clown and jester. - from English Literature by William J. Long
3.Evidently Speranski liked to rest after his labors and find amusement in a circle of friends, and his guests, understanding his wish, tried to enliven him and amuse themselves. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
4.At supper the jovial host of the Tabard Inn suggests that, to enliven the journey, each of the company shall tell four tales, two going and two coming, on whatever subject shall suit him best. - from English Literature by William J. Long
5.Boris did not appear to notice the constraint the newcomer produced and, with the same pleasant composure and the same veiled look in his eyes with which he had met Rostov, tried to enliven the conversation. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
6.I want patience, said he, with those who, without wit to enliven or learning to instruct, revile an ennobling profession which, saving the reverence due to the Deity, is the greatest power for happiness upon the earth. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.These four legends express the four stages descended by the drunkard the first, intoxication, which enlivens the second, that which irritates the third, that which dulls and the fourth, that which brutalizes. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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