Definitions of Emotions

  1. Those affective states which can be experienced and have arousing and motivational properties.

Usage examples for Emotions

  1. By going on with her work she felt better able to keep him outside her emotions. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  2. She felt soft emotions such as a girl feels, and they flattered her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. But I am speaking here of our individual world, the world of our private thought and emotions. – Pebbles on the Shore by Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner)
  4. It is said, however, that you were carried away by your emotions. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  5. But these emotions had passed. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  6. Behind Jamieson, the others were leaning forward, hopeful, fearful- in a fever of emotions. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  7. It is unnecessary to describe the emotions of Faustina's relations, nor their gratitude to Corona, whose explanation they accepted at once, with a delight which may easily be imagined. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  8. But he started back and was so surprised that he found no words to express his emotions. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  9. Lord Feltre, his companion, has done us the service to make his emotions known. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. It was indeed a day of surprises, of strange emotions and moving incidents. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  11. While my emotions were at their height a bell rang. – The House in the Mist by Anna Katharine Green
  12. The bitterness and doubt from which Wayne was suffering were not emotions that disposed him to confidence. – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  13. He gazed through the window, his mind filled with various emotions. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  14. He began to realize, too, that both he and Ruth had been swept off their feet by their emotions. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  15. Words, that excited hopes, that awoke thrilling emotions, linger on the listening ear. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  16. It is the same with emotions. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  17. Bruce Carmyle's ideal was the strong man who can rise superior to his emotions. – The Adventures of Sally by P. G. Wodehouse
  18. As for the young man, he was flushed and pale by turns; but he kept a quiet attitude and lowered his eyes to conceal the emotions which agitated him. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  19. Surrey had made to speak a half score of times, and as often checked himself,- partly that he should not interrupt his companion; partly that he might be master of his emotions, and say what he had to utter without heat or excitement. – What Answer? by Anna E. Dickinson
  20. She must control her emotions as she does her appetite. – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley