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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MOOD

He was no longer in a mood to counsel fight, even though he disliked to submit.

Wild, Quixotic notions of sacrifice flooded his mood of dejection.

In such a mood I wonder why everybody does not write poetry.

She returned and sat again at the table, and the mood vanished in weariness.

Mrs. Roberts was not in the mood to argue; she was bent on information.

I tried to get their names yesterday, but soon saw that they were not in the mood to help me.

He had caught the contagion of her mood and vague alarm swept him.

He appeals to the temper of wonder, and creates that mood in which alone he can be understood.

Neither he nor the men to whom he recited or sang would have understood that mood.

Would she kiss this one or that one, just as the mood took her?

WORD ORIGIN

"emotional condition, frame of mind," Old English mod "heart, frame of mind, spirit; courage, arrogance, pride; power, violence," from Proto-Germanic *motha- (cf. Old Saxon mod "mind, courage," Old Frisian mod "intellect, mind, intention," Old Norse moðr "wrath, anger," Middle Dutch moet, Dutch moed, Old High German muot, German Mut "courage," Gothic moþs "courage, anger"), of unknown origin.

A much more vigorous word in Anglo-Saxon than currently, and used widely in compounds (e.g. modcræftig "intelligent," modful "proud"). To be in the mood "willing (to do something)" is from 1580s. First record of mood swings is from 1942.

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