Spirit-stirring

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Spirit-stirring rousing the spirit
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Quotations

  • Robert Southey
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    “What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. spiritus, a breath—spirāre, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

Second, stir up yourself, the power that is in you by the Holy Spirit, to take hold.
"The Ministry of Intercession" by Andrew Murray
Or some new spirit stirring in humanity?
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Every chapter teems with wholesome, stirring adventures, replete with the dashing spirit of the border.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
The spirit of the woman was stirred.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The spirit of enterprise, however, was stirring.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
The spirit, I think, begins to stir, the blood to circulate.
"A Modern Symposium" by G. Lowes Dickinson
The world is stirring as with a great spirit of change.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
Harry felt the spirit of a man stirring within him.
"Try Again" by Oliver Optic
Only the spirits of your fathers are stirring.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Men's brains were busy; their spirits stirring; their hearts full; and their hands not idle.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
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In poetry:

My body ages, form and hue;
But when the spring winds blow,
My spirit stirs and buds anew,
Younger than long ago.
"Songs of the Spring Nights" by George MacDonald
Within the breath of autumn woods,
Within the winter silences:
Thy venomous spirit stirs and broods,
O Master of impieties!
"The Dark Angel" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
No fawning, sycophantic whine,
Marr'd the clear note thy spirit blew,
Thy stirring words, thy gift divine,
Were to thyself and country true.
"Robert Burns" by Thomas Frederick Young
CHORUS.
A soldier's life is the life for me!
With that what glories come!
The notes of the spirit-stirring fife,
The roll of the battle-drum!
"The Maid Of Saxony; Or, Who's The Traitor? - Act I" by George Pope Morris
The old-world courtliness of speech,
The tender spirit quickly stirred;
The large experience that could teach,
And claim for all a kindly word.
"In Memoriam" by Alexander Anderson
And I have seen Thoughts in the Valley —
Ah! me, how my spirit was stirred!
And they wear holy veils on their faces,
Their footsteps can scarcely be heard:
They pass through the Valley like Virgins,
Too pure for the touch of a word!
"Song Of The Mystic" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

A German liquor company is causing quite a stir with its limited-edition line of spirits, which the brand promises were all Poured over a model's naked breasts before being bottled the New York Daily News reports.
The passion led her to study composition at a liberal arts college, where, due to a feminist spirit and Sapphic stirrings, she felt at odds with her conservative classmates.
Your valiant spirit might stir and start street marches in Washington, this time on healthcare reform.
A spirit of revolution stirred on the UO campus in the spring of 2007.
Nettle 's antics and adventure will surely stir up your own imagination and rambling spirit for mountain experiences.
Hixson comeback spirit stirring fans.
There are few things which stir my heart more than a spirit which will not be cowed by the mob.
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On one highway, a trio of towns-Marfa, Alpine, and Marathon-show that untamed geography stirs an inspiring spirit.
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