Definition of 'verve'
Example sentences containing 'verve'
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The story is propelled by its inventive energy and visual verve. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His intelligence was pragmatic, solving problems with energy, verve and disciplined iteration. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Leicester were full of verve and energy and, basically, bewildered most of the opposition last season. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I tuned into Slovakia versus England with all the verve and enthusiasm with which a chap fills in his tax returns. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is also a film of great cinematic verve. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We can all give energy and verve to our particular format. The Sun (2011)They play with a style and verve we always dreamt of. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He was tall and full of verve and enthusiasm. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The far-fetched story is propelled by its endlessly inventive energy and visual verve. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Both have played with verve and style to compare with the world's best. The Sun (2011)She has all the gusto, verve and enthusiasm of youth. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So much energy and verve; so few paying punters to go round. Times, Sunday Times (2009)People lay into absent acquaintances with verve, enthusiasm and the prowess that comes from years of practice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But because he always wrote with great verve and wit, he could make it seem fresh each time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I loved the verve and style the French firm have rediscovered. The Sun (2013)Games that were danced through last season with verve and energy now feel laborious, as players grope for the glitter that once trailed behind them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He looked for the dramatic, like the sunset in this painting, and painted it with great verve. Improve Your Landscape PaintingBut she remained undaunted to the end, embarking on a new social life in London with great verve. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He played the innings of a lifetime in Cape Town and bowled with verve and energy in each match. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both Spanish teams are in form and playing with a verve and style that Arsenal especially can only dream about. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is written with great sympathy and verve and - all too rare a commodity in scholarly writing - a sense of humour. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
Trends of 'verve'
Used Occasionally. verve is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'verve'
British English: verve NOUN
Verve is lively and forceful enthusiasm.
He looked for the dramatic, like the sunset in this painting, and painted it with great verve.
Definition of verve from the Collins English Dictionary
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