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alive/sharp Informal
To act or respond quickly: Look alive! We leave in five minutes.
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He cocked his head to one side, shut one eye and put the other one to the hole, like a possum looking down a jug; then he glanced up with his bright eyes, gave a wink or two with his wings--which signifies gratification, you understand--and says, 'It looks like a hole, it's located like a hole--blamed if I don't believe it IS a hole
It looks perfectly solid and genuwyne, just the way it done before it died.
Let him have something to eat, and let him roam and look about him while he eats.
Suppose we wait a while, and see what comes of it," said he, casting a bewildered look on his companion.
You needn't look quite so much at Hetty Sorrel then.
Won't you find it an awful nuisance to look after a baby?
She evidently felt unable to look at him without laughing, but could not resist looking at him: so to be out of temptation she slipped quietly behind one of the columns.
There's nothing to say about him except that he always looks as if he had just been starched and ironed.
After informing me with a lofty look that she intended to go to Scotland with us, and to take my five-pound note--partly under protest, and partly out of excessive affection for Alicia--she retired to pack up.
Her eyes rested on my face with a strange look of inquiry in them.
I must look nice, for Tom seldom takes me and ought to be gratified when he does.
I remembered the look of suspicion and surprise that had escaped him on entering the room, and I thought his indifference a little overacted.
I look back at my own infatuation--and I can't account for it; I can't understand myself.
I'm sure the woods look sleepy in the autumn, when the leaves are getting brown.
While the mistress of the home is gradually subsiding from the first stage to the second, take a look at the home.