American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to move with force or violence; agitate; disturb.
- v. To rouse strong feelings in; excite.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put in motion; disturb; agitate; unsettle; throw into commotion.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To urge; to persuade; to incite.
- v. rare To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle.
- v. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
- v. change the arrangement or position of
- From Middle English commoeven (Wiktionary)
- Middle English commeven, from Old French commovoir, commeuv-, from Latin commovēre; see commotion. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If culture thrives under them — a very doubtful position — it is not because voters wish to understand the historical allusions of candidates, but because the general stir and life of public activity tends to commove the whole system.”
“It might commove Europe and bespatter it with blood, but that would not hinder it from plunging itself into nothingness in the abysmal ooze of definite dissolution.”
“Satan is called the prince of the air, and the god of this world, for he hath more efficacy and virtue to commove the air, and raise tempests than all the swarms of multiplied mankind, though gathered into one army.”
“Eccnim correxic orbem ccrrac, qui non commove - bicur; * judicdbic p6pulos in xquicdce.”
“Which, sire, is matier that must nedes commove and stire the hartes of al good christen princes and people to helpe and put their handes with effecte to reformacion thereof, and the repressing of such tirannous demenour. ”
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