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chemical agent capable of activity

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the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

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a person who is a participating member of an organization

tending to become more severe or wider in scope

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engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

disposed to take action or effectuate change

taking part in an activity

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characterized by energetic activity

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exerting influence or producing a change or effect

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full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

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in operation

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(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

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expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor: "Hemingway favors active constructions"

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(used of verbs (e

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(of e

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(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

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engaged in full-time work

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As for King William Island, the Makambo, on the former run of the Cockspur, stopped there every ten weeks; but the direst threat Daughtry ever held over him was the putting ashore of him at the place where the two active young men still mourned their pig.
How, then, can we explain these several facts in embryology,--namely the very general, but not universal difference in structure between the embryo and the adult;--of parts in the same individual embryo, which ultimately become very unlike and serve for diverse purposes, being at this early period of growth alike;--of embryos of different species within the same class, generally, but not universally, resembling each other;--of the structure of the embryo not being closely related to its conditions of existence, except when the embryo becomes at any period of life active and has to provide for itself;--of the embryo apparently having sometimes a higher organisation than the mature animal, into which it is developed.
The lady was about his own age - i.e., between thirty and forty - remarkable neither for beauty, nor wealth, nor brilliant accomplishments; nor any other thing that I ever heard of, except genuine good sense, unswerving integrity, active piety, warm-hearted benevolence, and a fund of cheerful spirits.
But his coming for me as he did, with such active, such ready friendship, is enough to prove him one of the worthiest of men."
This active leader, it will be recollected, had embarked the year previously in skin-boats on the Bighorn, freighted with the year's collection of peltries.
He thought of Rose all through the holidays, and his fancy was active with the things they would do together next term.
This active principle may perhaps be said to constitute the most essential barrier between us and our neighbours the brutes; for if there be some in the human shape who are not under any such dominion, I choose rather to consider them as deserters from us to our neighbours; among whom they will have the fate of deserters, and not be placed in the first rank.
No doubt a fair amount of climbing up iron ladders can be achieved by an active man in a ship's engine-room, but I remember moments when even to my supple limbs and pride of nimbleness the sailing- ship's machinery seemed to reach up to the very stars.
And besides, to speak truth, in base times, active men are of more use than virtuous.
After what seemed an eternity to the little sufferer he was able to walk once more, and from then on his recovery was so rapid that in another month he was as strong and active as ever.