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stimulate
used in War and Peace

9 uses
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Definition
to encourage growth, interest or excitement, or to cause something to happen
  • The bullets were whining and whistling so stimulatingly around him and his horse was so eager to go that he could not restrain himself.
    Book Nine — 1812 (63% in)
  • "My dear," she said to her son, once more stimulating him by a touch, "you promised me!"
    Book One — 1805 (43% in)
  • The gay triumphant shouting of the enemy army had a stimulating effect on him.
    Book Three — 1805 (71% in)
  • These sights and sounds had no depressing or intimidating effect on him; on the contrary, they stimulated his energy and determination.
    Book Three — 1805 (88% in)
  • Trying to stimulate his emotions he looked around.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (13% in)
  • Often, listening to the pilgrims' tales, she was so stimulated by their simple speech, mechanical to them but to her so full of deep meaning, that several times she was on the point of abandoning everything and running away from home.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (99% in)
  • And even those who did see it would not have been much stimulated by it, for what had they to do with Raevski's tender paternal feelings when their own skins were in danger?
    Book Nine — 1812 (55% in)
  • Napoleon began the war with Russia because he could not resist going to Dresden, could not help having his head turned by the homage he received, could not help donning a Polish uniform and yielding to the stimulating influence of a June morning, and could not refrain from bursts of anger in the presence of Kurakin and then of Balashev.
    Book Ten — 1812 (0% in)
  • It was plain that l'amour which the Frenchman was so fond of was not that low and simple kind that Pierre had once felt for his wife, nor was it the romantic love stimulated by himself that he experienced for Natasha.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (81% in)

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