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  • n  the act of arousing
  • v  become active
  • v  force or drive out
  • v  cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
  • v  cause to become awake or conscious
  • s  capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement
    a rousing sermon
  • s  rousing to activity or heightened action as by spurring or goading
    tossed a rousing political comment into the conversation

  • Both Bush and Kerry scored points in a smart, rousing debate.
  • James Thomson's famously rousing 1740 song Rule Britannia, with its chorus about how Britons "never shall be slaves," was a direct allusion to the Barbary terrorism.
  • The option they chose, popular uprising, while rousing and probably justified, could portend a troubling future for democracy.
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  • Alan Shearer in ESPN
    Shearer said: "I thought it was in from where I was standing - I would say that, wouldn't I? I'm a manager now. I have seen it on TV and it looks in. It's a mistake from the linesman. What it might have done was give us a rousing last five or 10...
  • Sarah Palin in FOXNews
    The rousing speeches of our opponent can fill a stadium, but cannot make this country safe,said Palin, bundled up in a full-length coat and scarf as temperatures dipped into the 40s.

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