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synonyms for bestir

  • arouse
  • awaken
  • foment
  • inflame
  • inspire
  • provoke
  • rouse
  • sharpen
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • whet
  • work up
  • agitate
  • animate
  • challenge
  • enkindle
  • exasperate
  • induce
  • rally
  • thrill
  • wake
  • waken
  • burn up
  • egg on
  • fire up
  • get smoking
  • key up
  • turn on
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antonyms for bestir

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  • blunt
  • calm
  • dampen
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • dull
  • stop
  • soothe
  • disenchant
  • extinguish
  • put out
  • turn off
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How to use bestir in a sentence

“Very true,” said Grenville, giving the ostler a kick and telling him to bestir himself if he did not want his ears cropped.
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FORESTCAPTAIN MARRYAT
To sit still, however, was to yield to the rising spirit of reformation, and they determined to bestir themselves.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
She could go out and move about and bestir herself, whereas in Manchester Square she could only sit and mope at home.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
They are doing this already; and the news of it should make thoughtful people bestir themselves.
THE AMERICAN COUNTRY GIRLMARTHA FOOTE CROW
Yes, there was nothing to do but to wait patiently until his guide chose to bestir itself.
A MODERN ALADDINHOWARD PYLE
There was no blaze, the red embers were smoldering and half dead, but Madame Vine did not bestir herself to heed the fire.
EAST LYNNEMRS. HENRY WOOD
Sirs to your tasks, and shew this little novice How to bestir her self, I'll sort out things.
BEAUMONT & FLETCHER'S WORKS (8 OF 10)FRANCIS BEAUMONT
The westering of the sun advised me that the hours had fled, and it was high time for me to bestir myself toward camp.
TALES OF LONELY TRAILSZANE GREY
Naturally there was much indignation; if the Lords and others were to keep their Band they must bestir themselves.
JOHN KNOX AND THE REFORMATIONANDREW LANG
Cecil and the English Council saw that they were committed; their gift of money was known, they must bestir themselves.
JOHN KNOX AND THE REFORMATIONANDREW LANG
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WORDS RELATED TO BESTIR

  • bestir
  • dash
  • dust
  • flit
  • flutter
  • fuss
  • hasten
  • hum
  • hurry
  • hustle
  • run
  • rush
  • scamper
  • scramble
  • scurry
  • scuttle
  • stir
  • tear
  • whirl
  • whisk
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