Director Oliver Stone got credit for directing with some verve and action, but many found the plot wanting.
And a candidate with some verve— Michele Bachmann comes to mind—is catnip for the cameras.
And so the question now is not only whether Ryan can reenergize the Romney campaign with his vision and verve.
But underneath all the brave chutzpah, wit, jokes and verve, it is touching, naïve and tenderly confused.
Where the Austin building is nuanced and almost spectral, Bakersfield is all verve and gesture.
She could smile at herself again in that glass, at the colour and light and verve which had come back to her.
The vigour and verve of these marching musicians is very surprising.
She has all the dreamy, languid grace of the South combined with the verve and force of the North.
He felt anew what he had felt and seen, and he could not give any verve to the peroration of his sermon.
The pieces themselves were almost worthless; Byron would seem to have lost his verve during the removal.
1690s, "special talent in writing," from French verve "enthusiasm" (especially pertaining to the arts), in Old French "caprice, odd humor, proverb" (12c.), probably from Gallo-Romance *verva, from Latin verba "(whimsical) words," plural of verbum "word" (see verb). Meaning "mental vigor" is first recorded 1803.