Usage examples for stimulant

  1. A doctor came in, and Delafield made a painful effort to take the few spoonfuls of food and stimulant pressed upon him. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Corsini, his blood aglow with the generous stimulant, the strange circumstances, rose up, took his violin from its case, and drew the bow lovingly across the strings. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  3. The thought acted as a stimulant. – Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  4. But she made no comment; her partner's style was not a stimulant to repartee. – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  5. I ought not to drink coffee, but how could I stand the strain of all that I look for should I not take some stimulant? – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  6. We do not deny that the union may have developed their traits, but it is clear that within that time snuff had become a national stimulant. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  7. Mr. Jocelyn, meanwhile, attended upon her in a silent, gentle, self- possessed manner that puzzled Mildred greatly, although she ascribed it to the stimulant he had taken. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  8. She began to question him, in a timid sort of way, about his experiences- whether stage- fright was difficult to get over- whether he thought that the immediate and enthusiastic approbation of the public was a beneficial stimulant- whether the continuous excitement of the emotional nature tended to render it callous, or, on the other hand, more sensitive and sympathetic- and so forth. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. Vere apparently had been trying to force some stimulant upon the man who was myself, yet was not myself, for while I watched he reluctantly rose from bending above the figure and set a glass upon the table. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  10. The moment had come when the stimulant was precious. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  11. She deliberately believed it was the glorious autumn weather that made her feel this stimulant in the air, in the sea- bordered forest, in the society of young people; that amusing Captain Ross, little Mr. Brown, the pretty Howel- Jones child, and Mr. Awdas, for instance. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  12. His hand trembled, but the stimulant helped him a little. – Santa Claus's Partner by Thomas Nelson Page
  13. He had also seen very little of Barbara Heathcote for some time, and she had been to him as a mental stimulant, of which he felt the loss, while now his prospects seemed as dreary as the dripping waste he stared across with heavy eyes. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  14. In the moist, cool, early spring they make a great start, feeling the impulse of the powerful stimulant. – The Home Acre by E. P. Roe
  15. Dickson forced him to take a large stimulant, and put a man to watch him, fearing he might rush on deck and pitch himself into the sea. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  16. Over and over the stimulant was urged and forced upon her; when suddenly her eyes flashed open and she looked at them with the old power that had made people obey her all her life. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  17. This course would, at any rate, keep alive the spirit of emulation which, in itself, is a wholesome stimulant to enterprise and endeavour, as well as to economy. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow