Usage examples for excitation

  1. The boldness with which he had planned and executed the rescue of his comrades, joined to the suspense in which his wound for some time kept the public, as to his escape from one death by the postern gate of another, caused a very considerable ferment and excitation in the popular mind; and, to feed the impulse, the journalists were little slothful in retailing every anecdote, true or false, which they could collect touching the past adventures of the daring highwayman. – Paul Clifford, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. The dark excitation in her eyes, the flush of her pale cheeks, made her beautiful then. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  3. Well, this very harmonious excitation of the organism has brought with it just such an organic reverberation as, the current theory of emotion asserts, must be at the bottom of all our emotional states. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  4. Say rather, " To excite such disturbances,- The exciting of such disturbances,- The excitation of such disturbances,- or, That one should excite such disturbances, is unlawful." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. The condition is one of excitation and receptiveness, where art may speak and we shall understand. – Emerson and Other Essays by John Jay Chapman
  6. That is what Memory can do even in this life under strong excitation calling up its forgotten stores. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  7. Likewise in regard to the " summit of perception" or maximum perceptible, any increase of excitation is no longer felt if above a determinate limit. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  8. You may look at them, perhaps, for an instant, but you do so almost without being yourself aware of it, so completely are your thoughts carried away by the excitation of the moment and the shouts of your companions. – The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815 by G. R. Gleig
  9. As if by magic, the excitation communicated itself to all, and men, horses and dogs acted in accord. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  10. Dillon did as directed, and returned to the conference, which was conducted, on the part of his superior, with a degree of excitation mingled with a sharp asperity of manner, something unwonted for him in the arranging of any mere matter of business. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  11. The terminal end organs of the nerves that supply the muscles are different, as they give the impulse which is conveyed by the motor nerves to the elements which constitute the muscle, and this impulse is the excitation which causes the muscle to contract. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  12. The name given to involuntary movements produced by an excitation traveling along a sensory nerve to a center, where it is turned back or reflected along motor nerves. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  13. The perpetual excitation and reaction was slowly injuring and confusing the brain like a noxious drug administered to procure lunacy. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  14. This preliminary stage is followed in a day or two by the stage of excitation or madness, which is indicated by increasing restlessness, loud roaring at times with a peculiar change in the sound of the voice, violent butting with the horns and pawing the ground with the feet, with an insane tendency to attack other animals, although the desire to bite is not so marked in cattle as in the canine race. – Special Report on Diseases of Cattle by U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
  15. Experiment 173. To illustrate the influence of excitation of one sense organ on the other sense organs. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  16. He saw Treving's coat and hat- another tragic excitation for the doctor if he had chanced to notice them- on a chair by the table. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  17. Thus, in expectation, excitation and animation, they spent the remainder of that memorable day. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. By the time that all was over, and they were at the hotel for supper, such was his pleasurable excitation that he was once more playful, teasing, once more the irrepressible. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  19. For, after all, what had they truly in common, he and she, but a periodical transient excitation – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  20. The excitation of A now disappeared, and the second phase of response, that due to excitation of B, was fully displayed. – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose