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    a vibrant sense of nationalism

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    “Indeed England now had many of the characteristics that Spain displayed on the eve of its colonizing adventure a century earlier: a strong, unified national state under a popular monarch; a measure of religious unity after a protracted struggle between Protestants and Catholics; and a vibrant sense of nationalism and national destiny.”

    From “The American Pageant” by Thomas A. Bailey

    I take “a sense of nationalism” to mean people are proud of their country. What is a vibrant sense of nationalism? Does it mean people shout out their love for their country?
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    Re: a vibrant sense of nationalism

    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    I take “a sense of nationalism” to mean people are proud of their country.
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    What is a vibrant sense of nationalism? Does it mean people shout out their love for their country?
    No, it doesn't mean that. Have you looked up "vibrant" in the dictionary?

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    Re: a vibrant sense of nationalism

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    Yes.


    No, it doesn't mean that. Have you looked up "vibrant" in the dictionary?

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    Thanks for the link. Yes, I researched the word "vibrant" before I posted the question. It means something along the lines of "full of life". But the definition is too abstract. I don't know how to interpret "vibrant" in this specific context.
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    Re: a vibrant sense of nationalism

    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    I researched the word "vibrant" before I posted the question. It means something along the lines of "full of life". But the definition is too abstract. I don't know how to interpret "vibrant" in this specific context.
    I think you're looking for too precise a definition of this word combination. Just take what you can from what you know about the meanings of vibrant and nationalism.

    Remember also to consider the meaning of the word combination in the context of the paragraph as a whole.

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    Re: a vibrant sense of nationalism

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    Maybe these examples from ludwig.guru will be helpful.


    • Sometimes her effort to break those taboos it is without even the help of Morocco's vibrant, albeit censored civil society organisations, Ms Lachgar said.
    • The focus of the Paris terror investigation has shifted to a Brussels suburb whose vibrant community spirit belies deep cracks in Belgian society.
    • In vibrant democracies there will always be tensions between the government's need to keep secrets and the news media's need to reveal them.
    • "The relationship between the two countries is vibrant — there is a lot of trade, cultural and political exchange; both country's political leadership have visited each other," said Ms. Blank

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