spirit-stirring love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Stirring, rousing, or animating the spirit.


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  • In his account of the harrowing trip, "Voyaging: Southward From the Strait of Magellan," the woodcuts lavishly distributed through the story conspire with his bravura prose to refresh the derivation of "straitened" circumstances and convey the "spirit-stirring glamour of the terrible."

    Fury and Terror On the High Seas

  • “The announcement of this result by the CHAIR,” reported the Union, “was followed by … the members of the various delegations almost universally springing to their feet, and uniting in one spirit-stirring shout of approbation.”

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • The blast had something in its tone spirit-stirring and yet melancholy, partaking both of the character of a point of war, and of the doleful sounds which might be chosen to announce an execution of peculiar solemnity.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • This old world Oriental song is spirit-stirring as a “blast of that dread horn,” albeit the words be thin.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • There is the old Faneuil Hall, which once echoed to the stormy arguments and spirit-stirring harangues of the leaders of the Revolution.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • How gallantly the train dashed toward the robbers, to the spirit-stirring roll of the snare-drum.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • Secondly, there is a music far more spirit-stirring in harshness than in softness: the languages of

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • The grand events of a spirit-stirring war; occurrences likely to impress themselves, as the mystical legends of former times had done, upon their memory; besides which,

    The Odyssey of Homer

  • At such times solemn harmonies or spirit-stirring airs gave wings to my lagging thoughts, permitting them, methought, to penetrate the last veil of nature and her God, and to display the highest beauty in visible expression to the understandings of men.

    The Last Man

  • It has been the theme of spirit-stirring song and chivalrous story.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon


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