• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Emotivity Emotiveness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chameleons change their color by dispersing the concentration of pigment in their skin. This is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Color changes are determined by external factors such as light and temperature as well as emotions. They do not change color to match their background.
    • n emotivity The capacity or state of being emotive; emotionality.
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  • Sir Ronald Mason
    Sir Ronald Mason
    “The emotional security and political stability in this country entitle us to be a nuclear power.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    “We are injured and hurt emotionally, Not so much by other people or what they say and don't say, But by our own attitude and our own response.”
  • D. H. Lawrence
    “One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.”
  • Jeff Dewar
    Jeff Dewar
    “Change happens in the boiler room of our emotions... so find out how to light their fires.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    “Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions.”
  • Hector Babenko
    Hector Babenko
    “Curiosity doesn't matter any more. These days people don't want to be transported to emotional territories where they don't know how to react.”


Tired and emotional - (UK) This idiom is a euphemism used to mean 'drunk', especially when talking about politicians.


In literature:

Alma had an emotional nature, but her emotions responded to almost any kind of excitement sooner than to the musical.
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
Dyce could not take his eyes from her; he experienced a singular emotion.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
I think rather it is you who dislike me, as a weak woman with no command of her emotions.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
He had grown up among people to whom such emotions were unknown.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
When you drop the tension of the emotion, the emotion has nothing to hold on to and it must go.
"Nerves and Common Sense" by Annie Payson Call
Mrs Devitt hated a display of emotion; she put down Mavis's interference with Lowther's design to bad form.
"Sparrows" by Horace W. C. Newte
Of all the brothers and sisters James manifested the most emotion.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
As she laughingly struggled to escape him, her eyes filled with tears of emotion.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
He was conscious of new and strange emotions.
"The Man Upstairs" by P. G. Wodehouse
But can he school his heart to respond to one great or ardent emotion?
"Love and Intrigue A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
CARLOS (overpowered by emotion, throws himself at her feet).
"Don Carlos A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
He could hardly speak, though, for emotion, and the tears which were ready to start.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
They want emotions; happiness without storms is not happiness to them.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
To the majority the emotion which they brought was one of unmixed relief.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
But the brain that comprehends must know no thought of human passions, no human emotions.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
But her emotion was not at the news so rudely broken.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
But the more complex emotional structure is one in which these simpler emotions are so co-ordinated that they do not act independently.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
With what emotion, as of a pilgrim reaching Palestine, Gabriel found himself at last in the city where a synagogue stood in the eye of day!
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Recognizing in the delicate and excitable organism before him the possibilities of emotion and imagination, Edward prepared to play.
"Sons and Fathers" by Harry Stillwell Edwards
A great emotion suddenly surged through her heart, and her pretty oval face was set flushing.
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

Shed their soft light.
Spirits of heav'nly birth,
Fairer than sons of earth,
Quivering emotions true
"From Faust - IV. Chorus Of Spirits" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There His inmost heart's emotion
Made He to his Father known;
In the spirit of devotion
Musing there alone.
"Solitude" by John Bowring
A memory Time never could efface —
A memory of Grief —
Like a great Silence brooded o'er the place;
And men breathed hard, as seeking for relief
From an emotion strong
That would not cry, though held in check too long.
"Place de la Concorde, August 14, 1914" by Florence Earle Coates
Its spirit cometh, pure and kind, Cooling the heated brow of care;
It sleeps upon the silent ocean, Watching the storm-wolves in their lair;
But yet it calms not my emotion: My sorrows scourge, and I must bear.
"The Sea-Shore" by Albert Pike
His passion-stricken Sappho seems alive--
Before her none can ever feel alone,
For on her face emotions so do strive
That we forget she is but pallid stone;
And all her tragedy of love and woe
Is told us in the chilly marble's snow.
"To Alexander Galt, The Sculptor" by James Barron Hope
O music of the wind and of the ocean!—
O Power that sways the glory of the spheres!
O aching hearts that vibrate with emotion!
O mystery of Life! O human tears!
What light shall lead us thro’ the wilderness
From out the Egypt of our bitterness?
"Lux In Tenebris" by George Essex Evans

In news:

That means making the student feel the goal is emotionally relevant.
Well, I just wrapped up the game chat which was a roller coaster of emotions, mispellings, name-calling, arguments and lunacy.
A handful of emotions all at once .
Queen of All Saints School is dedicated to promoting the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development of the young child-learner.
A Roller Coaster of Emotions.
The book—written as an apology (in both the Socratic and emotional sense) to the narrator's ex-wife as he awaits trial—is quiet and deeply introspective.
Parents say they suffered severe emotional distress.
A year after his return home, Gilad Shalit gave his very first full interview about his time in captivity and the emotional return home.
Wes Anderson's "Rushmore" was the story of a brilliant, annoying schoolboy blundering into the world of adult emotions.
This year's presidential election is very heated and it's bringing out strong emotions.
Because the pair also plays a couple in 'Twilight' — a film series in which many a 'tween girl is heavily emotionally invested — reactions to Stewart's cheating and Pattinson's throwing her out have been pretty intense.
False reports cause family, friends emotional pain.
Whereas the nurses and doctors would take care of me physically, Kathryn explained that doulas are there for emotional support.
Doulas are trained labor companions who provide physical and emotional support for mothers and their partners during labor and delivery.
There is so much about Vin Scully that is artistry: his approach to calling a game, the stories he tells, his tireless preparation, his ability to appreciate and articulate the true emotional sensation of a moment, big or small.

In science:

Analogously, pmax /pcomp can be used as I if E is the emotion ”confidence – doubt” and so on.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
Coan and J.B. Allen (Eds.), The handbook of emotion elicitation and assessment, Oxford University Press Series in Affective Science, Oxford, 2005.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Parrott, “Emotions in Social Psychology,” Psychology Press, Philadelphia, October 2000.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
Friesen, “Constants across cultures in the face and emotions,” J.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
L.S. Chen, “Joint Processing of Audio-visual Information for the Recognition of Emotional Expressions in Human-computer Interaction,” PhD thesis, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Dept. of Elec.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
For instance, all the summaries successfully reported all the goals and all the game ends, which are probably the most emotional moments, when users extremely coincide sharing.
Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams
For instance, one could expect that users would not express high emotion when a boring game with no goals stops for half time.
Towards Real-Time Summarization of Scheduled Events from Twitter Streams
Our emotional attitudes are also different; for instance, some of us may be more forgiving of errors than others.
True Peer Review
So we have to hope that after the first period of emotional debate the situation can evolve into constructive confrontation.
Firstly in trying to understand the nature of moral and aesthetic discourse it was sometimes suggested that words such as ’beautiful’ have an emotive meaning instead of, or in addition to, the descriptive meaning other words have; understanding the role or use of such words is to know their meaning.
Does Meaning Evolve?
Ekman,P., Levenson,R.W., and Friesen,W.V.(1983) Autonomic Nervous System Activity Distinguishes among Emotions.
Does Meaning Evolve?
With both positive and null measurements of several possible pentaquark resonances, there are strong statements being made on both sides In fact, some might even say that it has become an of the argument. emotionally-charged issue in hadronic physics.
Workshop Summary: Experiment
As a regular submitter of sequences to the OEIS database, I’ve built an emotional isomorphism of a sequence being interesting and a sequence being worth submitting to the database.
How to Create a New Integer Sequence
ATP sets off Chain Reaction in Glial Cells. Damasio, A R, Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain, Putnam, New York, 1994.
Role of Glia cells in the formation of memory in the brain
Systematic analysis of the patterns of user behaviors and the emotion contents in the texts of comments in the empirical data from popular Blogs , discussion-driven Diggs , and Forums , suggests that negative emotions (critique) drive the activity on these Web portals.
Patterns of Emotional Blogging and Emergence of Communities: Agent-Based Model on Bipartite Networks