Under the new law, “active” Muslim and unmarried males may be subject to 100 lashes so long as they are not engaged in rape.
Still, almost a decade later, he remains an active threat to peace.
The British estimate Haganah's active membership at anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000.
It is active, steadily holding up a gas lamp and illuminating the scene.
And even if your husband is keeping you active, it might not be the right kind of active.
He wrote as a liberal in whom the spirit of individualism was active.
Now he was active, acutely aware of himself and all his wants.
Again Bobby was rendered speechless, but his mind was active.
His countrymen were the first to press steam into the active service of mankind.
If he is so strong in the arm and active as is reported, I desire he will imitate me.
mid-14c., "given to worldly activity" (opposed to contemplative or monastic), from Old French actif (12c.) or directly from Latin activus, from actus (see act (n.)). As "capable of acting" (opposed to passive), from late 14c. Meaning "energetic, lively" is from 1590s; that of "working, effective, in operation" is from 1640s. Active voice is recorded from 1765 (grammatical use of active dates from mid-15c.).