Definitions of Vive

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

Usage examples for Vive

  1. Let us say instead, " Vive le Roi!" ” – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. The dead stillness was suddenly broken by the sharp Qui vive – Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour by Francis Parkman
  3. During the first day cries of " Vive l'Empereur!" ” – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  4. “ Citoyens, Vive la Republique! ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  5. “ 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
  6. Vive la Nation Canadienne! ” – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  7. But a man cannot always be on the qui vive – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  8. 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
  9. “ 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
  10. How they placed their hands on their hearts while they shouted " Vive la Republique!" ” – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  11. After a long speech from Trochu, Pisani shouted, " Vive la France!" ” – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  12. But as yet there were only few cries of Vive la Republique! ” – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. But even so Vive la Nation! ” – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. At night one would hear shouts in the streets- Vive l'Empereur! ” – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  15. “ To a gentleman of the king, Vive Napoleon! ” – When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009
  16. Vive l'amour et cogni- I mean- my Agricola!" ” – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  17. But by this time the whole British line was on the qui vive – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  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. Their first intimation of discovery came with a startling " Quien vive – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  20. 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