verb (bestirs, bestirring, bestirred)(bestir oneself)
Make a physical or mental effort; exert or rouse oneself: they rarely bestir themselves except in the most pressing of circumstances
More example sentences
- And there are no signs of their bestirring themselves. - This is why a plea needs to be posted directly to the Chief Justice of India.
- The reason the safety commission is suddenly bestirring itself is the federal government is moving to revise the Nuclear Liability Act.
- Marching in a demonstration, by contrast, is among the most active forms of participation in political life. Demonstrators have bestirred themselves, put off other plans, braved the elements, flung themselves into action.