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stimulate
used in Great Expectations

3 uses
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Definition
to encourage growth, interest or excitement, or to cause something to happen
  • There I was, on Joe's back, and there was Joe beneath me, charging at the ditches like a hunter, and stimulating Mr. Wopsle not to tumble on his Roman nose, and to keep up with us.
    Chapter 5 (41% in)
  • In our already-mentioned freemasonry as fellow-sufferers, and in his good-natured companionship with me, it was our evening habit to compare the way we bit through our slices, by silently holding them up to each other's admiration now and then, —which stimulated us to new exertions.
    Chapter 2 (38% in)
  • There was a delicious sense of cleaning-up and making a quiet pause before going on in life afresh, in our village on Saturday nights, which stimulated Joe to dare to stay out half an hour longer on Saturdays than at other times.
    Chapter 10 (78% in)

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