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  • v  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    arouse pity
  • v  stop sleeping
  • v  summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
  • v  cause to be alert and energetic
  • v  cause to become awake or conscious
  • v  to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
  • v  stimulate sexually
    This movie usually arouses the male audience

  • As an experiment in "black ecumenism," the committee will attempt to arouse Negro churches to a keener awareness of their own responsibilities.
  • He subtitled his little sheet "Monarch of the Dailies," and set out, as one editor put it, "to arouse the 'gee whiz!' emotion.
  • They argue that to promote equal rights for women and a role for women in Afghan government and society amounts to cultural imperialism, destined to arouse the animosity of Muslims .
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  • Man exposed himself to woman at Kenner bus stop, police say
    A would-be Casanova found himself in handcuffs after he exposed himself to a woman at a Kenner bus stop. Tyrone Lambert Jr., 32, of Destrehan, was arrested and booked with exposure with the intent to arouse, according to Sgt. Brian...
    June 12, 2013 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Letter: The test of time
    Carson Beadle, Pelican Bay: An age old ruse when introducing some unpalatable information that might arouse a furor is to simply wait it out.
    June 7, 2013 - Naples Daily News

  • President Bush in ABC News
    Rather than use Arab hijackers as he had on September the 11,Bush said, "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sought out young men from Southeast Asia whom he believed would not arouse as much suspicion."
  • Eli Broad in Washington Post
    We feel strongly that we had to wage a campaign to do two things: Arouse the American people and get them concerned and get them to see the need for reform in public education,Broad said in an interview Tuesday.
  • Dmitry Medvedev in CNN International
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said: "The monstrous crimes of terrorists in Mumbai arouse our wrath, indignation and unconditional condemnation. The inhuman terrorist attacks on hospitals, hotels and other public places aimed at killing peaceful...

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