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Word: rousing

Definition: lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up


Sentences Containing 'rousing'

"Publishers Weekly" praised Riordan by saying, "One of Riordan's strengths is the wry interplay between the real and the surreal", and adding that "The wit, rousing swordplay and breakneck pace will once again keep kids hooked."
And he told him this, very strongly, with the hope of rousing him from any despondency or dangerous retrospect towards which he foresaw he might be tending.
And so saying, he placed himself half way within the scuttle, and slouching his hat, stood there till dawn, except when at intervals rousing himself to see how the night wore on.
Arizona Connection Became popular in Arizona during the 1970s, highlighted by his hugely popular and rousing New Years Eve performances at a local Phoenix venue called Celebrity Theatre, featuring a revolving stage.
Because of this, and a generally favorable environment for alternative sports leagues (the American Football League had become a rousing success around the same time, while the abortive Continental League nonetheless had a role in the expansion of baseball), the NHL's control over major professional hockey was legitimately threatened.
Dad Rudd is elected to parliament, where he gives a rousing speech.
For artist who had built a reputation for rousing set closers such as "Rosalita" and "Light of Day", this draining and unpleasant finale was more than a bit of a departure.
Having ascertained the places which it frequents and passes, they stop the way to them with mud, and then rousing it, drive it towards the spot, and as soon as the ermine comes to the mud it halts, and allows itself to be taken captive rather than pass through the mire, and spoil and sully its whiteness, which it values more than life and liberty.
He and his wife received a rousing reception as they landed in Shahjalal International Airport.
He lined out two lines, everybody sung it, and it was kind of grand to hear it, there was so many of them and they done it in such a rousing way; then he lined out two more for them to sing--and so on.
he said cheerfully, and rousing himself, 'there's time enough!
In a league of its own, "Combat!" was aptly titled as considerable time was spent with the American soldiers engaged in machine gun fire fights and explosions while the soundtrack was filled with the martial horns and drums of the rousing Leonard Rosenman score.
In a review of D'Angelo's tour-opening performance at the House of Blues, "The Hollywood Reporter"s David Wollock described it as a "three-hour old-school soul marathon that was part 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine', part 'Let's Get It On', part 'Move on Up' gospel exuberance ... with call-and-response and other crowd-rousing church conventions".
It features loud, rhythmic instrumentation, along with John Lennon's rousing vocals.
Maazel incorporates an important role for the chorus, which sings a "hate chorus" for the rallies Orwell called Two Minutes Hate, as well as a rousing "National Anthem of Oceania."
Markedly softer than any of their work to date, the record was their first and only #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, after the more rousing ballads "Waiting for a Girl Like You" and "I Want To Know What Love Is" had reached #5 and #3 on that chart respectively.
Nevertheless, the congress had succeeded in rousing nationalist feelings in Arab provinces.
observed my mother, rousing herself from a reverie, 'what nonsense you talk!'
Refer India's first 3D stereoscopic movie on Vivekananda      Watch Vivekananda come alive in a 3D Holographic Display delivering a lecture on My Rousing Call to the Hindu Nation.
Staff members of "Rolling Stone" called the performance "spectacular" while Todd Martens of the "Los Angeles Times" called it "rousing".
The "Los Angeles Times" wrote that it received a "rousing response, easily making it one of the most crowd-pleasing documentaries to play the festival this year."
The book presents "a rousing account of the local uprisings already in effect." A "Newark Star-Ledger" political critic reviewing the book described Sirota as an "enterprising" reporter who used "resourceful" tactics to get entry into such venues as Capitol Hill, the Microsoft campus, an ExxonMobil stockholders' meeting, and the Mexican border.
The closing scene is a rousing double wedding, with Erasmas marrying Ala, and his sister Cord marrying Yulassetar Crade.
The day of the show's debut, "The Washington Post" called "Baa Baa Black Sheep" a "war-is-swell series at anyone who remembers World War II as a rousing, blowzy, fraternity turkey-shoot."
The mind is apt to tire and needs rousing continually, otherwise the work will lack the impulse that shall make it vital.
When called to the stand in his own defense, Davis gives a rousing speech defending his public role, is acquitted, and beams before the assembled cameras and reporters afterward while Bond and Pearlman look on, unable to believe what they have just witnessed.
with call-and-response and other crowd-rousing church conventions".
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