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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bestir.

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Examples

  • Japan's central bank bestirred the markets yesterday with an unexpected expansion of its quantitative easing program and an explicit inflation target.

    Beating a Dead (Monetary) Horse

  • As she hove to, a cable length away, the captain of The Francis Spaight bestirred himself and ordered a tarpaulin to be thrown over O'Brien's corpse.

    THE "FRANCIS SPAIGHT"

  • After that the owner of the dogs bestirred himself, made complaint to Constantine, and from him received the loan of a policeman.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • This line made it easy for us to determine how far to let them run away before we bestirred ourselves in pursuit.

    THE SIEGE OF THE 'LANCASHIRE QUEEN'

  • The Old General was in a sad state of health, but he bestirred himself to reply.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Unidentified Woman #1: ... and thus has so bestirred thee in they sleep ...

    Actors Retreat To Shakespearean Haven

  • Gore saw the seriousness of the problem more vividly and sooner than the vast majority of Americans and bestirred himself to do something about it.

    First the good news

  • I waited two weeks after the publication of the Washington Monthly's new ranked list of these overlooked schools before I bestirred myself to write this column.

    America's best community colleges

  • During one of the periodic crackdowns that the government bestirred itself to conduct, customs officials somehow managed to seize 366 rum-running boats; 365 of them were subsequently stolen from the government storage facility.

    LAST CALL

  • He would not have bestirred himself as he did for Cadwaladr, to whom he owed nothing but ill.

    His Disposition

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