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Word: verve

Definition: enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor


Sentences Containing 'verve'

"He is energetic and purposeful and is attacking his job with great verve," Goebbels wrote on 1 March 1945.
Andreas Varady signed a record deal with Verve Records in October 2013 and recorded his first album for the label in January 2014.
Colin Davis highlighted "the quality and verve of Cardus's writing", which had made him a household name.
Duets is an album by trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie featuring Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt recorded in 1957 and released on the Verve label.
Elements of M83, the “Northern Soul”-period of The Verve, and the adventurousness of Ponytail all are present here.
Featherstone remarked that ""Ocean's Eleven" was on around the time Bharat and I first spoke, and I think it helped to inspire us, but really we took our inspiration from a whole catalogue of movies and books... we wanted to make something that had the energy, verve, style and pure entertainment value of those sorts of films" At the same time, the writers attempted to draw on the success of recent blockbusters such as "Ocean's Eleven" and ""; speaking in an interview in December 2003, Crawford explained that "shows worked because of the interaction within the group – the plotlines were almost irrelevant".
For a number of years he has returned regularly on television, no longer behind the camera but as a regular guest of broadcasts of music and entertainment and he is also often invited to recall, with his inexhaustible and entertaining verve, past events that he had been part of or which he had witnessed.
For the 1965 Verve LP album, Verve V6-4070; re-issued by PolyGram-Verve on CD in 1996: Verve-PolyGram 529 700-2.
Halifax Dance has several companies-in-residence: Senior Company-in Residence, Gwen Noah Dance, the modern companies Mocean Dance and Verve Mwendo and also the Young Company which tours Nova Scotian schools and annually presents The Nutcracker.
In his review of "Vulture Street", Sputnikmusic contributor James Bishop agreed, calling "Sunsets" the "most successful single from the album", and praising its emotional impact. Meanwhile, Allmusic's "Vulture Street" reviewer, Jason MacNeil, described "Sunsets" as "adorable", and drew comparisons to The Verve's "Lucky Man".
It was released on February 1, 2005 by Verve Records.
Kirkus Reviews gave a more positive review, stating that "Baer will almost certainly write better books than this, but probably not with such youthful verve, bare nerve-ends, or frigidly droll, dead-on metaphors".
Known to most as Cory in "Trailer Park Boys", he also is the principal choreographer of Halifax based Contemporary Dance Company Verve Mwendo, plays in the rock band Aide-De-Camp and voices the children's series Poko.
Later, she made three recordings for Enja Records and three for Verve Records.
McBride began leading his own groups in 1995 after his debut CD Gettin' To It (Verve Records) was released.
On March 20, 2010, at "Wit, Verve, and a Bit o' Nerve", The Colony lost the Campeonatos de Parejas to Ares and Claudio Castagnoli of the BDK, after BDK members Pinkie Sanchez, Lince Dorado and Tursas attacked them before the match and Tursas powerbombed Soldier Ant against a wall, rendering him unconscious for most of the match.
Produced by Paul Schroder (The Stone Roses, The Verve) in Copenhagen, the band returned to London to mix the record with engineer Cenzo Townshend (U2, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Florence and the Machine, Snow Patrol) at Olympic Studios.
Robert Barnard: "Same characters and setting with "Chimneys", but without the same verve and cheek."
Samba Para Dos is an album by Argentine composer, pianist and conductor Lalo Schifrin and American trombonist Bob Brookmeyer recorded in 1963 and released on the Verve label.
The book received a number of unfavourable reviews for its slow pacing and the dislikeable and "wearying" protagonist. However, it received praise from other quarters: the Daily Telegraph said the book was "distinguished by a remarkable intellectual energy: a narrative verve, technical mastery of the possibilities of the novel form and vivid sense of the tragic contingency of human life."
The first album released by the Chaino-Allan team was "Jungle Mating Rhythms", released by Verve Records in 1958.
To his credit, he never shies away from the savagery that flavors the best black comedies, but the verve needed to make this one a complete success is nonetheless missing."
Written with the verve appropriate to its subject, and yet philosophically scrupulous, this book deserves a place in philosophy and cultural history collections in both public and academic libraries."

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