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synonyms for quickening

  • animating
  • appealing
  • arousing
  • bracing
  • challenging
  • electrifying
  • energizing
  • enlivening
  • exhilarating
  • gripping
  • inspiring
  • interesting
  • invigorating
  • moving
  • rousing
  • stirring
  • thrilling
  • titillating
  • vitalizing
  • vivifying
  • adrenalizing
  • breathtaking
  • hair-raising
  • hectic
  • lively
  • provocative
  • spine-tingling
  • thought-provoking
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antonyms for quickening

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  • boring
  • depressing
  • discouraging
  • dull
  • unexciting
  • unstimulating
  • upsetting
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How to use quickening in a sentence

The quickening of one part of the process necessitated the "speeding up" of all the others.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Soon, very soon, the river became silver-yellow and over the jungle a quickening silence throbbed from leaf to leaf.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
In his struggle, our hero acquired an almost preturnatural quickening of the memory.
PAPERS FROM OVERLOOK-HOUSECASPER ALMORE
Michael listened with quickening pulses to the thump of tennis balls in the distance.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
The river, the mountain, the quickening east, swam before his eyes.
MRS. SKAGGS'S HUSBANDS AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
Quickening the pace at which they were walking the two boys soon arrived at the place they were seeking.
THE GO AHEAD BOYS ON SMUGGLERS' ISLANDROSS KAY
And so it is written: the first man Adam, was made a living soul, the last Adam a quickening Spirit.
AIDS TO REFLECTIONSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
As I had begun to suspect, Mr. Brinsmade has been the quickening finger in my transfer here.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
How little we foresee in the first quickening ecstasy of our beings the destiny of tragedy towards which we move!
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
Her cheerful outlook upon life has the quickening influence of a June sunshine after a May shower.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUICKENING

  • dispatch
  • expedition
  • hurrying
  • quickening
  • speeding up
  • spurring
  • stimulation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.