For his old patrons of the house of Medici Ficino always cherished sentiments of the liveliest gratitude.
Here was a problem which excited the liveliest curiosity and gave rise to a whole literature.
If I refuse to talk to her, she spells into her own hand, and apparently carries on the liveliest conversation with herself.
The attitude of the northern powers, however, and especially of Russia, towards Poland was beginning to excite the sultan's liveliest suspicions; and these the accession, in 1762, of the masterful Catherine II.
"He was perhaps the most learned and able theologian after Alcuin, as well versed in Greek theology as he was familiar with Augustinianism, a comprehensive genius, who felt the liveliest desire to harmonize theory and practice, and at the same time give due weight to tradition" (Harnack).