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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STIRRED

I like to be stirred by emotion, I suppose, and I like to study character.

The sympathy of it stirred the listener to fearful memories.

As he opened the hall door, Christine stirred in the room beyond.

Kingozi stirred uneasily, turning his eyes in the direction of the scientist.

As they had fallen together, so together they stirred and rose—rose unharmed.

If she was told to do anything she stared vacantly and stirred not.

If the yeast is stirred in while the liquor is too warm, it will be likely to turn sour.

But somehow Steve's jeering remarks had stirred Bandy-legs' pride.

I am stirred somewhat, too, by pleasant recollections of the lad who looked like you.

But when he returned to the field, he saw that she had not stirred.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English styrian, from Proto-Germanic *sturjanan (cf. Middle Dutch stoeren, Dutch storen "to disturb," Old High German storan "to scatter, destroy," German stören "to disturb"), probably from the root of storm (q.v.). The noun sense of "commotion, disturbance, tumult" (late 14c., in phrase on steir) is probably from Old Norse styrr "disturbance, tumult" (see storm), from the same Proto-Germanic root; the sense of "movement, bustle" is probably from the English verb. Stir-fry (v.) is attested from 1959.

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