Usage examples for VIF

  1. He is vif, hot and excitable, and not unfrequently lets his voice be heard if anything is going wrong in public affairs, and something is very often going wrong in Roumania. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  2. And at the five hundred years' end, the priests array their altar honestly, and put thereupon spices and sulphur vif and other things that will burn lightly; and then the bird phoenix cometh and burneth himself to ashes. – The-Travels-of-Sir-John-Mandeville by Mandeville, John, Sir
  3. I bear you no ill- will; you are vif as the mountain breeze, but that comes of being young. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  4. Twice last week he foamed au vif and lost the beccade although he is used to the leurre. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  5. To attain perfection, this wine, which is what the French term a vin vif, penetrating into the remotest corners of the organ of taste, requires to be kept a couple of years in wood and half- a- dozen or more years in bottle. – Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines by Henry Vizetelly