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when the spirit moves someone

Definition of when the spirit moves someone in English:

When someone feels inclined to do something: he can be quite candid when the spirit moves him
[a phrase originally in Quaker use, with reference to the Holy Spirit]
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  • The Rams can still move the ball in explosive fashion when the spirit moves them, but their weak defense and special teams and front-office paranoia are major detriments.
  • But when the spirit moves you, you respond: A group of women suddenly sat down on the road in a line clear across the street and completely blocked all passage of cars.
  • The two nameless pieces of Duh are built out of guitars, samples, amplifier hums, drum machines, effects processors, and, when the spirit moves them, garbled screaming.
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