1 living
be, seem
remain, stay

Lost and so far from other human life, he faced a desperate struggle to stay alive.

escape, get out

He considered himself lucky to escape alive.


They had little chance of returning alive.

keep sb

Doctors fought to keep her alive.

be buried, be burned, be eaten
be found, be left

Five people were found alive in the wreckage.

be captured, be taken
very much

The old rascal is still very much alive.

barely, only half

For four days he seemed barely alive.


I wasn't sure if he was still alive.

alive and kicking

My mother is still alive and kicking.

alive and well

At any moment he may turn up alive and well.

dead or alive

The police are desperate to catch this man dead or alive.

lucky to be alive

It was a very narrow escape and we are lucky to be alive.

more dead than alive

Poor child, she looks more dead than alive.

2 full of life
be, feel, seem

I feel really alive in the country!


The city comes alive at night.

bring sb/sth

The wealth of detail in his book really brings it alive.

really, truly, very
only half

She realized that she had only been half alive for the last four years.


His eyes were suddenly alive with excitement.


The hall was alive with the sound of voices.

3 continuing to exist
keep sth

The people try to keep the old traditions alive.

very much

The old customs are still very much alive in this region.

alive and well

The art of debate is alive and well in our schools.

4 aware of sth
very much

He remained very much alive to the dangers.

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