Usage examples for stimulus

  1. The acquisition of a measure of rights and power by the middle classes had caused a general swaying upwards; and throughout the peoples of Europe floated those dreams and speculations concerning the equality and fraternity of all men, which needed but a stimulus and an opportunity to assume the practical shape of a revolution. – Chaucer by Adolphus William Ward
  2. For the sake of American workers, let's pass a stimulus package. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  3. March hoped that Dryfoos would answer that Fulkerson was perfectly enthusiastic about his notion; but he did not need this stimulus and, at any rate, he went on without it. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  4. When one considers how little mental stimulus and training comes to the average girl after leaving school and is aware of the vast majority who leave school at any early age, she is not surprised at the lack of power to think on the part of so many, and at the very limited knowledge she finds when attempting to teach. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  5. The practice of operating by associated capital gives a wonderful stimulus to enterprise, and where such investments are fashionable, no undertaking is too great to be consummated. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  6. He would sometimes urge himself and companions to study by the stimulus of a bet, though bred a Quaker; and on one occasion, by his satisfactory solution of a problem, he won as much as enabled him to buy a winter's store of candles. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  7. He does not know the stimulus of pain. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. Under all of them is always found, as a stimulus and motive, the material and moral needs of a new age, which, by reason of historic conditions, were those of the bourgeoisie. – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
  9. I had meant to point out an impossibility; I fancied I had indicated a task and communicated a stimulus – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  10. The stimulus did more than carry off the sensation of fainting, it gave back the power to think consistently; and North sat up as if considering what he should do next. – The Man with a Shadow by George Manville Fenn
  11. If there is greater material well- being and better administration, have not the moral tone and ideal, in the lack of stimulus been lowered? – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  12. This bent gives a peculiar beauty and stimulus to his writings, while at the same time it makes the reader crave a little more body and substance. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  13. It has never had any stimulus to grow, or any field in which to blossom and produce fruit. – Phaedrus by Plato
  14. Let that stimulus be either bodily or mental, its effects are alike to be dreaded. – The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  15. In the case of a regularly repeated stimulus it is simply adjusted to what is there, and out of the series chooses, as it were, one at regular periods. – The Psychology of Beauty by Ethel D. Puffer
  16. It keeps the inhabitants of the earth always fully up to the level of the means of subsistence; and is constantly acting upon man as a powerful stimulus urging him to the further cultivation of the earth, and to enable it, consequently, to support a more extended population. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  17. What a stimulus was this to soldiers, whom he succeeded in persuading that they would all some time or other become Marshals of the Empire! – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  18. His youth had been spent in the respectable middle- class environment of his home at Halle; then came the three years at Hamburg, fantastic and exciting, yet, despite all the artistic stimulus of Keiser's opera- house, inevitably sordid and provincial. – Handel by Edward J. Dent
  19. The war seems to have given an unhealthy stimulus to hundreds of minds and thousands of pens. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay