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stimulus
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
something that creates growth or excitement, or something that causes an action
in various senses, including:
  • economic stimulus — something that makes the economy grow
  • biological or psychological stimulus — something that makes the body react in a particular way such as when more light make the eye pupil shrink, or when lack of sleep causes stress
  • Nothing in the picture moved but Old Pretty's tail and Tess's pink hands, the latter so gently as to be a rhythmic pulsation only, as if they were obeying a reflex stimulus, like a beating heart.
    3 — The Rally (96% in)

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