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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Heart-stirring arousing the heart, exhilarating
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heorte; Dut. hart, Ger. herz; cog. with L. cor, cordis, Gr. kardia.


In literature:

Had not the sight of it stirred his heart?
"The Little Red Chimney" by Mary Finley Leonard
It won Macaulay and Longfellow and George Sand, and stirred the heart of Heine.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
With it, far within her in unknown depths, something else stirred, stilling her swelling heart.
"The Firing Line" by Robert W. Chambers
But no beauty, however striking, could under these circumstances, stir Lane's heart.
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
It has stirred all hearts with the holiest ambition.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
Yet, beneath her carven tranquillity, heart and spirit were deeply stirred.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
Her heart beat so wildly that it stirred the plaid of the little gingham dress.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
I know not how it is, but his name is a magnet that strangely stirs the hearts of men.
"In the Wars of the Roses" by Evelyn Everett-Green
He felt his heart stir within him.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
It stirred something in the depths of Joanna's heart.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
The members' hearts were stirred.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
Meetings and partings "tried men's souls," and women's hearts were stirred to their depths.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Wild thoughts are kindling in my brain, wild feelings stir my heart.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
The fleet had sailed for Louisbourg; men's hearts were stirred within them.
"French and English" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Who could gaze upon such a vision and not feel his heart stirred, must indeed be dead to everything that appeals to the better senses.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
A passionate hunger for Brian stirred in Kenny's heart and made him lonely.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
The mathemetician can measure a world, yet he cannot weigh the secret thing which stirs a poet's heart.
"Wise or Otherwise" by Lydia Leavitt
Then can preaching stir the heart until deep answereth unto deep.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
And the thought of going home to Old Place shook and stirred him to the heart.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Your words have stirred strange pleasure in my heart: I, too, would know what love is.
"The Arctic Queen" by Unknown

In poetry:

Surely I know men tenderer,
Women of larger soul,
Who need no prayer their hearts to stir,
Who always would make whole!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Lone and tall, with silver stem,
A birch-tree stands apart;
The passionate wind of spring-time
Stirs in its leafy heart.
"The Birch-Tree at Loschwitz" by Amy Levy
So still, the muslin o'er her heart
Seemed with no breath to stir,
As silently she sat and heard
The tale I told to her.
"The Knight Of Normandy" by Marietta Holley
The cruel mother of the Loves,
And other Powers offended,
Have stirred my heart, where newly roves
The passion that was ended.
"To Glycera" by Roswell Martin Field
I bent above the sweetest rose,
A deeper sweet to stir--
"O Rose," I begged, "what charm will wake
The deep, sweet heart of her?"
"I Whispered To The Bobolink" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
ALL my heart is stirring lightly
Like dim violets winter-bound,
Quickening as they feel the brightly
Glowing sunlight underground.
"Song II" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

Martin, author of The Indelible Heart, and Joan Opyr, author of Shaken and Stirred, reflect on the power of humor in overcoming life's tragedies.
An art exhibit featuring a statue of Aphrodite has stirred up some controversy deep in the heart of Texas.
Sarah Palin's 'America by Heart ' sure to stir friends – and enemies.
In an online video called " creationism is not appropriate for children," he has both stirred up issues and broken my heart.
St Vincent, stirred the hearts of listeners at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
RELAX-AHF Stirs Interest In Novel Drug For Acute Heart Failure.
Every afternoon starting at 2, our own heart throb stirs up the hottest hits with his own brand of mischievousness.
I felt compelled, after a visit back to the Ohio Valley to visit a friend, to write something that I hope stirs in Weirton area residents' minds and hearts.
Personal tragedy stirred Sicilia's heart.
RELAX-AHF Stirs Interest In Novel Drug For Acute Heart Failure .
There are few things which stir my heart more than a spirit which will not be cowed by the mob.
The power of music to stir the beating of the romantic heart has been known for ages.
Paul Ferreira a stirs some veggies while Janice Rosa look son at the soup kitchen at Sacred Heart Church.
Salmon stirs up excitement for its high scores in protein and heart-saving omega-3 fatty acids.
Even so, it's ultimately the solos and duets that fuel "Phantom," and, in those numbers, Gleason, Moldovan and MacLaughlin frequently manage to both rattle the rafters and stir the heart.