- The state of being alive; exuberance, intensity.
1917, Winston Churchill, The Dwelling-Place of Light:
- ... she's such a perplexing mixture of old New England and modernity, of a fatalism, and an aliveness that fairly vibrates.
- 1920, Jack London, Hearts of Three, New York: Macmillan, Chapter 18, p. 231, 
- […] her eyes betrayed a complicated totality of paradoxical alivenesses.
- 1944, Emily Carr, The House of All Sorts, "Beacon Hill," 
- Sea-water wet their feet, wind tossed their hair, excitement quivered in every fibre of their aliveness.
- the aliveness of the colours in a painting