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stimulus
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
something that creates growth or excitement, or something that causes an action

The exact meaning depends upon context. For example:
  • 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
  • It was fascinating, at least to him, to see how the men he had fought with most often reacted to the stimulus of attack.
    Chapters 56-57 (18% in)

There are no more uses of "stimulus" in Lonesome Dove.

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