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Definitions of Vive

  1. Long live, that is, success to; as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.
  2. Lively; animated; forcible.
  3. Long live; success to.
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Usage examples for Vive

  1. Vive l'amour et cogni- I mean- my Agricola!" – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  2. During the first day cries of " Vive l'Empereur!" – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. To a gentleman of the king, Vive Napoleon! – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  4. Carriages were awaiting the company at the opening of the last valley toward the plain, almost at the base of the Roche- Vive. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  5. At night one would hear shouts in the streets- Vive l'Empereur! – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  6. But even so Vive la Nation! – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  7. The news that one of the prahus was about, up the river, set the ship's company on the qui vive once more. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  8. Vive la Nation Canadienne! – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  9. Perhaps because the real royalists saw the agitation of the queen, and out of compassion for her were willing to give up the controversy- perhaps Marat had given a sign to the false royalists that they had had enough of shouting and confusion- at all events the cry " Vive la reine" and the call for the chorus died away suddenly, the applause ceased, and as the enemies of the queen had now no opposition to encounter, nothing was left to them but to be silent too. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  10. The dead stillness was suddenly broken by the sharp Qui vive! – Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour by Francis Parkman
  11. How they placed their hands on their hearts while they shouted " Vive la Republique!" – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  12. A certain number of citizens register their names, and then the meeting breaks up with a shout of " Vive la Commune de Paris!" – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  13. Let us say instead, " Vive le Roi!" – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. But as yet there were only few cries of Vive la Republique! – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. After a long speech from Trochu, Pisani shouted, " Vive la France!" – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  16. Their first intimation of discovery came with a startling " Quien vive?" – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  17. But a man cannot always be on the qui vive. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  18. Equally incomprehensible is the departure of this little insect, which, the concert over, and when you are thoroughly on the qui vive, ceases its buzz, and is heard no more. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  19. Citoyens, Vive la Republique! – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. But by this time the whole British line was on the qui vive. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
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