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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n emotionalism emotional nature or quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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 Emotionalism The cultivation of an emotional state of mind; tendency to regard things in an emotional manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Humans are the only animals that use a smile as an emotional response.
    • n emotionalism The character of being emotional, or of being subject to emotion; tendency to emotional excitement.
    • n emotionalism The practice of working upon the emotions; the disposition to substitute superficial emotion for deeper feeling or right purpose.
    • n emotionalism The expression of emotion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Negative emotions such as anxiety and depression can weaken your immune system.
    • n Emotionalism tendency to emotional excitement, the habit of working on the emotions, the indulgence of superficial emotion
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Logic will not change an emotion, but action will.”
  • 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.”
  • 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.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. emotion-ememovēre, emōtum, to stir up—e, forth, movēre, to move.


In literature:

Wall, after a numerous number of emotions we at last reached our destination and stoppin'-place.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
Only one emotion largely controlled her thought and that was a dumb gratitude for what she believed she was receiving.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
Expression means the probability of the recurrence of the emotion, and gradually an emotional habit is formed.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Intense emotion will produce tears, and the sight of some favorite fruit will generally increase the flow of saliva.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Try to change an emotional state to an opposite emotion; for example, grief to joy.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
Waves of emotion swept through her.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
I looked back, with nameless emotions, on the days of my infancy.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
Only at the gate, when he bade her good-night, did he seem to be seized once more in the grip of contending emotions.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
A sense of kinship and interest in them (emotion).
"Applied Psychology for Nurses" by Mary F. Porter
For the first time I understood what love might be in one most richly gifted for emotion.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
Always an intellectual interest, never a human or an emotional one.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
The same idea produces different emotions in different men, and the same emotion different effects.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
In his heart he cursed her, his emotion rising toward a fierce, passionate hatred.
"Wolf Breed" by Jackson Gregory
You couldn't key your emotions up to the point where they might shatter something or perhaps really do some good.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Every emotion justified itself for the time, because it was his.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
There are two kinds of men: the wonderers and the doers; the feelers and the thinkers; the emotionals and the intellectuals.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
He was also at the age when bashfulness held him in reserve, even though he were in love and intensely emotional.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
But every man and woman I meet is to me a fresh problem which engages my emotions.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
Mr. Spokesly's emotional output so far had been, if I may say so, limited.
"Command" by William McFee
Only a one-sided, over-specialized emotion leads to thinking of it as separate from emotion.
"Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey

In poetry:

Ever recurrent, like tides of the ocean,
Sad are these cadences, reaching my ear,
Waking within me a mingled emotion,--
Partly of ecstasy, partly of fear;
"The Call Of The Blood" by John Lawson Stoddard
It is to suffer this,
And feel but half, and feebly, what we feel:
Deep in our hidden heart
Festers the dull remembrance of a change,
But no emotion -none.
"Growing Old" by Matthew Arnold
ALAS! I fear I cannot longer steel
My heart against the magic of thy pow'r;
Unusual flutt'rings in my breast I feel,
And new emotions struggling ev'ry hour.
"The Confession" by Charlotte Dacre
Never before did my bosom inherit
Emotion so thrilling, such exquisite awe!
Never such wonder exalted my spirit
Before, as did now, through the vision I saw.
"The Dream" by Charles Harpur
I hear it vouched the Muse is with us still;--
If less divinely frenzied than of yore,
In lieu of feelings she has wondrous skill
To simulate emotion felt no more.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
I would become master of your emotion.
I would discover the pulse of your nerves
As they flow through your flesh and change
Your disdain. And then I would know you.
"I Want To Be Inside You" by Pierre de Ronsard

In news:

Senior Night is emotional for soccer player who lost her leg.
Opera packs a lot of red-blooded emotion.
For Silvana, the Polish Holocaust survivor at the center of Amanda Hodgkinson's accomplished first novel, "22 Britannia Road," maternal love is a heart-scorching, perilous emotion.
DSO revives powerful emotions of Britten 's War Requiem.
The first performance of Benjamin Britten 's War Requiem, on May 30, 1962, in England's brand-new Coventry Cathedral, packed an emotional wallop.
Physically I probably wasn't that fast, but spiritually and emotionally, I had that extra push'.
Watch This Bungee Jumper's Face Go from 'O' To 'Oh, S. The many emotions of a bungee jumper, all hilariously caught on camera.
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An emotional Tarik Abdelazim, running for Broome County Executive, said the proposed bus fare increases in the 2013 County Budget are reckless and unfair.
Part 3 – China adoption diary: Emotion dawns as the reality of a second daughter takes shape on the way to Guangzhou.
Els' Caddie Roberts Gets Emotional After Victory.
Tuesday is expected to be an emotional day is Stillwater where friends and family will say goodbye to a junior high student.
Cagney 's serves up food, emotion on final day in Myrtle Beach area.
Emotional homecoming in Caledonia for soldiers with the 126th Cavalry.
Ethereal, dark, emotional indie rock ballads with a driving rock beat mark the realm of sultry voiced singer-guitarist Aurelio Valle and his NYC indie band Calla .
Emotions strong decades later for Collier victims' relatives (part 2).

In science:

Some people attribute the rise of music to the imitation of nature, others connect it with the play impulse, with magic and religious rites, or with the need for emotional expression.
Music in Terms of Science
Music may be considered to link all of the emotional, spiritual, and physical elements of the universe.
Music in Terms of Science
And the mental freedom and emotional basis I need to undertake this or any other pro ject is grounded in the unconditional support and love from my parents, Jenni and Alan, and my sisters, Jazz and Abby.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
It is likely that other features of brain function – short-term memory, information processing or emotional tagging, to name but the first few that spring to mind – will eventually be thrown under a similar light.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
All that follows is charged with its emotional content, and comes from trying to find its answer.
Bringing Up a Quantum Baby
Abbott described an imaginary two-dimensional world, embedded in three dimensions, and populated by two-dimensional figures that think, speak, and have all the human emotions.
A Collection of Exercises in Two-Dimensional Physics, Part 1
We can suppose that in the course of information processing N is the need in information and the different parameters of the process determine I and I0 for different emotions.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
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
These speculations lead us to conclude that the emotion expressing the humorous effect is also related to some specific situation in the processing of information.
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
The expressions of emotions in man and aniimals (Murray, London, 1872).
Computer Model of a "Sense of Humour". I. General Algorithm
According to the famous sociologist Mark Granovetter, this single variable should express a (probably linear) combination of the amount of time, the emotional intensity, the intimacy (mutual confiding), and the reciprocal services which characterize the tie .
Around the gap between sociophysics and sociology
As a result, the associated cancer risks from small radiation doses will continue to fuel the emotional debate about nuclear energy for a long time.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
When the second event is related to a strong emotion, the first one also evokes the second one, and hence a similar reaction.
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
This observation highlights that usability and user experience qualities such as efficiency and satisfaction need to measure not only how a given user interacts with the interface, but also the perceptions, emotions, and attitudes, of the other participants interacting with that user.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
Odor-associative learning and emot ion: effects on perception and behavior.
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience