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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXCITING

It would have interfered with her relations with Austin, which were beginning to be exciting.

"But that way was so exciting," she urged, not at all convinced.

They leave off at the most exciting point, and are continued in the next volume.

They were silent, and had even forgotten the exciting event of the stealing of the horses.

At every recess hour the forces gathered for the exciting sport.

Suddenly the Bible seems as exciting as some wonderful novel.

It was the first examination which had ever come to him in this exciting way.

His life in the woods—so full of exciting events—was pleasant and safe.

It had been the most exciting, the most savage of all sports—a man hunt!

As I have said, we had at first no fear of exciting distrust.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c. (n.), "action of urging, prompting, inciting," noun of action from excite (v.). As a present participle adjective, from 1811 in sense "causing disease." Sense of "causing excitement" is from 1826.

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