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soul-stirring

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj soul-stirring exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions "a stirring speech"
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Usage

In literature:

Not a soul was stirring, not a light visible in any window.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
Not a living soul, not an animal, stirred abroad.
"The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)" by Sir James George Frazer
His eyes were very large, a light hazel hue, that glinted into blue when his soul was stirred by passion.
"Shakspere, Personal Recollections" by John A. Joyce
I guarantee if you walked through the village now you wouldn't see a soul stirring.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
A Story that Stirs the Soul!
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
It is a solemn, heart-stirring spectacle, moving the soul of the sinner with a mighty force.
"Rabbi and Priest" by Milton Goldsmith
Her small soul was stirred to resentment.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
The Queen addressed them in soul-stirring strains, and urged every one to do their best to find the missing Princess.
"Ting-a-ling" by Frank Richard Stockton
The souls of our friends the juniors were seriously stirred by it.
"The Cock-House at Fellsgarth" by Talbot Baines Reed
And this discontent he believes to be the infinite God stirring within the soul.
"Education and the Higher Life" by J. L. Spalding
There he saw a scene which stirred his soul to its deepest depths.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
When the moon looked on the sea, the sealed fountain within her soul was strangely stirred.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
I haven't seen a soul stirring.
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
New emotions began to stir the souls of those who mourned.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Oh, it was a sight fitted to stir the soul of man to its profoundest depths!
"The Coral Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then was Milton's soul stirred within him to a noble rage.
"Obiter Dicta Second Series" by Augustine Birrell
The psalm, then, may be taken as showing how deeply David's soul was stirred by the tragedy.
"The Life of David" by Alexander Maclaren
One kindly word The souls of many here has stirred.
"The Path to Home" by Edgar A. Guest
As yet, no new purpose had shaped itself within, but his soul was stirring with vague, mighty impulses.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Sometimes it was soul-stirring, and one could see the forms quiver and grow tense.
"Sixty years with Plymouth Church" by Stephen M. Griswold
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In poetry:

And not a soul in Locksley town
Would speak him an ill word;
The friars raged; but no man's tongue,
Nor even feature stirred;
"Robin Hood, An Outlaw." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Spotless, spotless, spotless, spotless,
At the sounding of that word,
All my soul turned up to heaven,
All my heart within me stirred.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Ah! how I was strengthened, uplifted.
How the depths of my soul were stirred;
And the words, the song and the music
Seemed the sweetest I ever had heard.
"Treasured Moments" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
No; while soul, sky, and music bleed together,
Let me give thanks even for those griefs in me,
The restless windward stirrings of whose feather
Prove them the brood of immortality.
"After-Strain" by Francis Thompson
All the strong souls of the race
Thro' the aeons that have run,
They have cried aloud to Thee —
"Thou art that which stirs in me!"
As the flame leaps towards the sun
They have sought Thy face.
"A Pastoral" by George Essex Evans
I bowed in awe, and I listened --
The deeps of my soul were stirred,
But deepest of all was the meaning
Of the far-off music I heard,
And yet it was stiller than silence,
Its notes were the "Dream of a Word".
"What? (To Ethel)" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

Soul-Stirring Singer Sharon Jones and the Dap -Kings Play Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6th.
For thousands of students, parents and lovers of marching bands, the music at Saturday's Youth in Music state championship at the Metrodome will be more than just soul-stirring.
Saving monarch butterflies stirs the ' poetical soul' of Homero Aridjis.
A soul-stirring 'Gem of the Ocean' at the Rubicon Theatre.
Soul-Stirring Singer Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6th.
Chilly weather demands hot chocolate to warm to body and soul and chefs have been happily stirring up variations on the concept ever since the Spaniards returned to Europe with chocolate from Mexico.
Chilly weather demands hot chocolate to warm to body and soul and chefs have been happily stirring up variations on the concept ever since the Spaniards returned to Europe with chocolate from.
Gospel quartets stir up souls.
Author and BE.com host Karen Taylor Bass scored two tickets to the star-studded finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show, and talks about the soul-stirring day.
Plaid 's body-moving, soul-stirring beats.
KAFM presents a documentary that will stir your soul.
Miami-born LeNard Rutledge brings his robust vocals to the Arts Garage in a soul-stirring evening of eclectic jazz.
Soul-stirring music, speeches honor veterans on special day.
Perhaps just as important, the Tundra 's benign styling did little to stir the soul or win the allegiance of American-truck loyalists.
Soul-stirring sounds saving unsound souls.
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