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  • Perhaps because he was determined to make up for having walked out on them, perhaps because Harry's descent into listlessness galvanized his dormant leadership qualities, Ron was the one now encouraging and exhorting the other two into action.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulated to action
  • Not since the Chicago Fire of 1871 had the city's newspapers been so galvanized by a single event.   (source)
  • John Wilkes Booth is galvanized by the president's words—though not in the way Lincoln intends.   (source)
  • While for Napoleon on Elba, strolling among chickens, fending off flies, and sidestepping puddles of mud, it was visions of a triumphal return to Paris that galvanized his will to persevere.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulated or strengthened
  • The words are the same, but the voice of Madame Ruelle is different. Galvanized.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulating or energizing
  • It was a mistake; the radio had suddenly gone quiet, and my voice ringing in the abrupt, releasing hush galvanized them all.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulated to action
  • Galvanized, Eragon put on another burst of speed.   (source)
  • Although rare, a plus four—for dire emergency—galvanizes everyone into action.   (source)
    galvanizes = stimulates or motivates
  • I was galvanized, but also confused by Mqhayi's performance.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulated or excited
  • The panic in Katie's voice seemed to galvanize Josh and he grabbed Kristen's hand and took off running.   (source)
    galvanize = stimulate to action
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  • It he had instead gone on that midnight ride to tell people he was having a sale on the pewter mugs at his silversmith shop, even he, with all his enormous personal gifts, could not have galvanized the Massachusetts countryside.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulated to action
  • Mukhtar has also galvanized other change-makers, creating echoes of herself.   (source)
  • The words galvanized Bernard into violent and unseemly activity.   (source)
  • And though he is hated, people could be galvanized into joining him if they had a common enemy.   (source)
  • Olmsted returned to Chicago accompanied by his usual troika of affliction and found the place galvanized, Burnham everywhere at once.   (source)
  • Detective Geyer, now galvanized, told Ryves to meet him in front of the neighboring house in exactly one hour; then he and Cuddy sped to the home of the realtor who had arranged the rental.   (source)
  • The most effective change agents aren't foreigners but local women (and sometimes men) who galvanize a movement--women like Mukhtar Mai.   (source)
    galvanize = stimulate to action
  • She prowled the foulest, most sordid neighborhoods of the city, fearlessly talking to prostitutes and trying to galvanize them to work together and inform on the pimps.   (source)
  • Frankly, we hesitate to pile on the data, since even when numbers are persuasive, they are not galvanizing.   (source)
    galvanizing = stimulating or motivating
  • Since then Warren has galvanized his church to fight poverty and injustice in sixty-eight countries around the world.   (source)
    galvanized = stimulated to action
  • When morning light came, Mahabouba realized that her only hope was to get out of the village to find help, and she was galvanized by a fierce determination to live.   (source)
  • I understand that, but I do not understand what it is that galvanizes you in this manner.   (source)
  • he cried seeming galvanized into sudden life.   (source)
  • Football linemen are motivated by a more complicated, self- determining series of factors than the simple fear of humiliation in the public gaze, which is the emotion that galvanizes the backs and receivers.   (source)
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  • THE SHOP IN FRANKLIN was ready to roof, so two days after Christmas I forced my toe, still crooked and black, into a steel-toed boot, then spent the morning on a roof driving threading screws into galvanized tin.   (source)
    galvanized = coated with zinc (to prevent rust)
  • A galvanized smokestack pierced its sloped roof.   (source)
  • Now the cabin was ready for galvanized roofing sheets.   (source)
  • In a corner of the room stand two galvanized buckets filled to the rim with water.   (source)
  • The pagoda-style roofs were made of gold-tinged tiles and surrounded by qilin gargoyles, but the tiles were actually galvanized steel covered with tiny solar capsules that created enough energy to...   (source)
  • The galvanized bucket remained perfectly still on top of her head—a great, levitating crown.   (source)
  • Beside the blockhouse, we erected a flagpole, of two-inch galvanized pipe discovered abandoned alongside a gas wellhead up Mudhole Hollow (Mr.   (source)
  • I was tossing pebbles into an old galvanized-tin pail nearby and she startled me.   (source)
  • Instead I looked with loathing on new dresses that required a hateful bath in a galvanized zinc tub before wearing.   (source)
  • He nestled the galvanized steel pails into the crushed ice, capped them, and slammed the lid of the chest.   (source)
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  • The bathroom at the end of our corridor had two seawater showers, a saltwater tap, and three large galvanized metal buckets, which were used as bathtubs.   (source)
  • David stopped, taken so powerfully into the past that he expected to see them again: his mother coming down the steps with a galvanized tin tub to collect water for the laundry, his sister sitting on the porch, and the sound of the ax striking logs from where his father chopped firewood, just out of sight.   (source)
  • He tied the horses in front of the tienda he'd passed the night before and went in and bought a sack of oats for the horses and he borrowed a galvanized bucket with which to water them and he stood in the alameda leaning on the rifle and watching them drink.   (source)
  • His dad had saved a thousand dollars and set about rebuilding their leaking roof with galvanized sheet metal.   (source)
  • And it's everybody taking a bath in the round galvanized tub, then Obasan washing clothes in the water after and standing outside hanging the clothes in the freezing weather where everything instantly stiffens on the line.   (source)
  • I bathed slowly in the crusted galvanized bucket.   (source)
  • She knows exactly where the two galvanized buckets are: just inside the door of her room.   (source)
  • I heated the big kettle of water and poured it into the galvanized tub and sat in it like a scalded potato, alone in this world, just crying.   (source)
  • He flipped the switch up again and took a galvanized pail from the workshop and worked his way along the aisle, stepping onto the upturned pail and licking his fingertips against the heat of the bulbs.   (source)
  • Without complaint I fetched bucket after bucket of water from the big galvanized tub on the porch, so he could douse the plot a little at a time ahead of his hoe, to hold down the awful dust.   (source)
  • During the walk back he had allowed himself to imagine how a fisherman might stock such a neatly kept shack with all sorts of canned goods and tackle, but his view through the window revealed only a bare cot folded against one plywood wall, a prefab fireplace at the base of the galvanized chimney, and a small kerosene stove and a lantern.   (source)
  • The water—miraculously—has been turned back on, so she fills the two galvanized buckets and carries them upstairs and sets them in the corner of her bedroom and thinks a moment and walks to the third floor and fills the bathtub to the rim.   (source)
  • The heavy block of its business end made a portentous swishing noise in the night air, and the other boys gathered around as Billy opened the lid of the ice chest and took out the two galvanized steel pails.   (source)
  • They carried their dishes to a galvanized tub full of water and soapcurd and they carried the lamp to their bunks at the farther end of the bunkhouse and unrolled the ticks down over the rusty springs and spread their blankets and undressed and blew out the lamp.   (source)
  • The boiler was made from the lower half of a galvanized watertank and to bring it to this location they'd run a wooden axleshaft through the bottom and made a wooden spider whereby to bed the axle in the open end and with a team of horses rolled the tank across the desert from Zaragoza eighty miles to the east.   (source)
  • The increase in the demand for zinc is attributed to an increase in the demand for galvanized steel.
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  • It galvanized him.†   (source)
  • THE FACT that I'd become used to life in prison shocked my friends and family, but no one on the outside can really appreciate the galvanizing effect of all the regimented rituals, whether official or informal.†   (source)
  • A cop on a horse, the boot shine and animal heat, and he hears water beating on the galvanized walls of the shower, the rattling stain-walled shower that someone added to the bathroom years before.†   (source)
  • Back in America, the dramatic island victory on Guadalcanal and its heroes galvanized a new wave of American boys.†   (source)
  • 'And don't forget the galvanized zinc in the warehouse at Flint.†   (source)
  • Genet's changes galvanized Rosina—I could see that clearly.†   (source)
  • All the other doors had padlocks attached with iron bolts and galvanized security strips, but the lock on the gable end seemed weaker and was in fact attached only with rough spikes.†   (source)
  • But the woman had also been an institution, an academic rite of passage that had challenged and galvanized Rowan students for over sixty years.†   (source)
  • John Kennedy, being his charismatic self, is incapable of concluding a speech without a stirring moment to galvanize his listeners.†   (source)
  • The resistance founders warned us this time would come, told us where to go to survive, galvanized us while the rest of the world was falling apart.†   (source)
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  • Brightly lit inside its walls a polished silver-gray like the inside of a galvanized pail girders forming the rib cage that supports its walls.†   (source)
  • I therefore carted them down to the riverbank and put them to soak in two galvanized pails filled with water.†   (source)
  • If our dorm wanted to fill a stinking galvanized can full of warm water and floating garbage and lean it up against the ROTC's dorm across the street, we could.†   (source)
  • And is suddenly galvanized into action.†   (source)
  • But having risen, having been galvanized by the impulse, I was with mysterious speed transformed into a triumphant paradigm of chickenshit.†   (source)
  • Hell, they didn't send me my galvanized roofing.†   (source)
  • John Osborne downed his whisky, shot back to his car, and galvanized his pit crew of enthusiasts with the new idea.†   (source)
  • These were white people-an old woman in a sunbonnet came out of the house with a galvanized bucket, and pumped it full in the dooryard.†   (source)
  • He is galvanized from his seat and as he suddenly stops, with his back to CHAPUYS MORE's face is electrically alert.†   (source)
  • The sight of Thomas Stone brought her back to her senses and galvanized her.†   (source)
  • The hideous grin on Roland's face galvanized him as no news of wars, revolts, and witchcrafts could have done.†   (source)
  • Four carloads of galvanized zinc from Flint must be flown to the smelters in Damascus by noon of the eighteenth, terms F.O.B. Calcutta two per cent ten days E.O.M. One Messerschmitt full of hemp is due in Belgrade for a C-47 and a half full of those semi-pitted dates we stuck them with from Khartoum.†   (source)
  • The movement of over 100,000 men—Marines, Navy support personnel, Coast Guard units—across four thousand miles of ocean for three weeks is a triumph of American industry galvanizing itself in a time of great national peril.†   (source)
  • Uttering these words, she squeezed my hand, which was now entwined with hers a scant millimeter from the straining tumefaction in my lap, and her eyes gazed into mine with such a galvanized look of passion and certitude that it took' all my self-command to avoid, that very instant, some ludicrous, brutish, public embrace.†   (source)
  • He wore the feathered hat, the bright yellowish coat with the big buttons that had galvanized them all so on the first day at sea, before they knew all about him.†   (source)
  • This appeared to galvanize the cowboy into action.†   (source)
  • Bigger sprang to his feet, galvanized by fear.†   (source)
  • She went out into the yard and returned with a galvanized tub and set it on the washbench.†   (source)
  • Galvanized by her words, he ran into the hall, the glove still clasped closely in his hand.†   (source)
  • Galvanized by the authority in her voice, Pork approached the wagon and fumbled at the backboard.†   (source)
  • --Communist pamphlet (5) If a new spirit is to be infused into this old country, there is one thorny and contentious reform which must be tackled, and that is the humanization and galvanization of the B.B.C. Timidity here will bespeak canker and atrophy of the soul.†   (source)
  • "There he is again, Bigger!" the woman screamed, and the tiny, one-room apartment galvanized into violent action.†   (source)
  • Thus she stood an age-long moment until the upflashing truth galvanized her into action.†   (source)
  • She smelled powder, and it was that which galvanized her suspended thought.†   (source)
  • Her slow turning head stopped, galvanized.†   (source)
  • Sight of him down on the ground where Milly could see him better gave her a galvanizing shock.†   (source)
  • I understand that, but I do not understand what it is that galvanizes you in this manner.†   (source)
  • He seemed a mere automaton, galvanized into moving and speaking by the wayward Eustacia's will.†   (source)
  • In its frozen state it was more like strips of galvanized iron, and when a dog wrestled it into his stomach it thawed into thin and innutritious leathery strings and into a mass of short hair, irritating and indigestible.†   (source)
  • Hidden, shadowy doubts that had been in men's minds concerning Adolph Myers were galvanized into beliefs.†   (source)
  • That individual when found, recalled, upon inquiry, and in the presence of Titus who stood like a galvanized corpse by the side of the district attorney, that not only had there been a few letters—no less than twelve or fifteen even—handed him by Roberta, during her recent stay here, but that all of them had been addressed to some one in Lycurgus by the name of—let him see—Clyde Griffiths—no less—care of General Delivery there.†   (source)
  • And those words galvanized him.†   (source)
  • He noted how bored were most of the newspapermen by being galvanized into a new saving of the world once a fortnight, and how incomparably bored was the Man in the Street when the nineteenth pretty girl in twenty days had surged up demanding that he buy a tag to support an association of which he had never heard.†   (source)
  • It galvanized him.†   (source)
  • It was a row of one-story shops covered with galvanized iron, or with clapboards painted red and bilious yellow.†   (source)
  • One store-building had a patchy galvanized iron cornice; the building beside it was crowned with battlements and pyramids of brick capped with blocks of red sandstone.†   (source)
  • At noon they drove into her first farmyard, a private village, a white house with no porches save a low and quite dirty stoop at the back, a crimson barn with white trimmings, a glazed brick silo, an ex-carriage-shed, now the garage of a Ford, an unpainted cow-stable, a chicken-house, a pig-pen, a corn-crib, a granary, the galvanized-iron skeleton tower of a wind-mill.†   (source)
  • Miss Hepzibah, by secluding herself from society, has lost all true relation with it, and is, in fact, dead; although she galvanizes herself into a semblance of life, and stands behind her counter, afflicting the world with a greatly-to-be-deprecated scowl.†   (source)
  • He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away.†   (source)
  • At the clanking of their frightful irons, the unhappy child quivered like a dead frog which is being galvanized.†   (source)
  • Reaching Whittle's bedside the corn-factor shouted a bass note so vigorously that Abel started up instantly, and beholding Henchard standing over him, was galvanized into spasmodic movements which had not much relation to getting on his clothes.†   (source)
  • Sherlock Holmes sprang out of his chair as if he had been galvanised.†   (source)
    unconventional spelling: This is the British spelling. Americans spell it galvanized.
  • A tumult up the road, a quarrel for a place in a waggon, sent the whole host of them quickening their pace; even a man so scared and broken that his knees bent under him was galvanised for a moment into renewed activity.†   (source)
  • I go to London and see the busy multitudes in Fleet Street and the Strand, and it comes across my mind that they are but the ghosts of the past, haunting the streets that I have seen silent and wretched, going to and fro, phantasms in a dead city, the mockery of life in a galvanised body.†   (source)
  • Suddenly on the pavement was heard a loud noise of clogs and the clattering of a stick; and a voice rose—a raucous voice—that sang— "Maids in the warmth of a summer day Dream of love and of love always" Emma raised herself like a galvanised corpse, her hair undone, her eyes fixed, staring.†   (source)
  • Her shining copper sheathing, her galvanised iron-work, her deck, white as ivory, betrayed the pride taken by John Bunsby in making her presentable.†   (source)
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