Usage examples for verve

  1. The letters are admirably translated, and in the main the book is written with skill and verve – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
  2. But he is also a singer of warmth, verve expression, energy and musical sentiment; alone he can fill up and give life to a scene; it is impossible for another singer to carry away an audience as he does, and when he will only be simple he is admirable; he is the Rossini of song, he is a great singer, the greatest I have ever heard. – The Great Musicians: Rossini and His School by Henry Sutherland Edwards
  3. They were quiet, conservative, dignified, painting civic guards and societies with a knowing brush and lively color, giving the truth of physiognomy, but not with that verve of the artist so conspicuous in Hals, nor with that unity of the group so essential in the making of a picture. – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke