heart-stirring love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Arousing or moving the heart; inspiriting; exhilarating.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Adding to this, the initial heart-stirring images of devastated villages that dominated news coverage over the weekend have been replaced by strange and fear-inspiring shots.

    U.S. donations not rushing to Japan

  • On the one side, the defiant marches and rallies of tens of thousands, kids and parents cheering the striking teachers, pensioners' groups alongside protesting unions, the very picture of heart-stirring working-class solidarity aroused to defend its conditions.

    Public sector pensions: after the strike, the settlement | Editorial

  • My gratitude welled for Ngugi's forceful eloquence when the entire Lincoln Center cast ended the evening with a heart-stirring anthem "Rejoice" score by Handel once Prospero, the Enchanted Island's dictator, had finally released his opponents and slaves -- and, it should be said, his own daughter, too -- from his complete command and control.

    David Tereshchuk: Mixed-Media Extravaganza -- and a Global Message

  • Last week, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November, France's heart-stirring ` La Marseillaise, 'originally called the ` War Song of the Army of the Rhine,' was played as usual beneath the nation's most hallowed site, the Etoile, or Arc de Triumph, beneath which burns the Eternal Flame that commemorates France's war dead.

    Eric Margolis: The Dead Remind Europe Of The Folly Of War

  • She may have been taken before her time, but at least she penned a heart-stirring Meerkat Requiem before she passed.

    While You Were Reversing the Excruciating Three-Year Curse | Best Week Ever

  • The good-natured falconer set forth upon his errand, busying himself about procuring their refreshment; and, during his absence, Roland Graeme abandoned himself to the strange, complicated, and yet heart-stirring reflections, to which the events of the morning had given rise.

    The Abbot

  • This movie, in combination with reading, today, the heart-stirring letter of memorium that a relative of mine, Jamie Parker wrote, and the fact that WO Gaetan Roberge was from the Sudbury area, brought this war "home" to me.

    Warrant Officer GaƩtan Roberge - December 27th, 2008

  • Nothing, in fact, is more heart-stirring than the spectacle of passion in a cold, self-contained, and methodical man, in whom, for twenty years, no one has ever detected the smallest impulse of sentiment.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • I was only a little boy when we started clapping our hands in church to new soul-lifting rhythms and heart-stirring solos.

    Reposition Yourself

  • But allowing people to find donors online gives an advantage to the savviest recipients -- those best able to craft a heart-stirring online plea, and in some cases, those able to pay a Web site's fee.

    Why It's Hard

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