Definition of stirring in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈstəːrɪŋ


  • 2 archaic Moving briskly; active: a stirring and thriving politician
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    • I am now living in north-eastern Tasmania, a place called Deviot and our home overlooks a stirring river called the Tamar.


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  • An initial sign of activity, movement, or emotion: the first stirrings of anger
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    • He shook his head, feeling stirrings of emotions he hadn't felt for too long.
    • The trick is to put those memories away until you can really recognize them as memories, not as stirrings of rekindled emotion.
    • Like the first breath of spring after a long and stultifying winter, these first stirrings are signs of hope.



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  • It leads into Evelyn Street on the stirringly named Britannia Estate, which incorporates Pepys Street, De Quincey Mews, Hardy Avenue and other narrow alleys celebrating Southey, Constable and the ‘cockney poet’, John Keats.
  • But it is in his awkwardness, his deflations, his retractions, and his sudden shifts midstream that his poems renounce the intoxications of bravura in favor of something darker and stirringly ungoverned.
  • No one could deny that it was a magnificently crafted, resolutely delivered, stirringly worded call to arms, which appears to have succeeded brilliantly in its main objective of further fortifying mainstream American opinion.

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