- capable of or having movement: a moving object.
- causing or producing motion.
- involved in changing the location of possessions, a residence, office, etc.: moving expenses.
- involving a motor vehicle in motion.
- actuating, instigating, or impelling: the moving spirit behind the party.
- stirring or evoking strong feelings or emotions, especially touchingly or pathetically: a moving story.
Origin of moving
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6. touching, affecting, pathetic, poignant.
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Examples from the Web for movingly
What does Gil want from me, a sentence about how movingly the Haredim pray?Responding to Gil Troy
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His anger over her death (which movingly spills out every dozen pages or so) overrides his desire to “move on” from her death.3 Must Reads: ‘Kayak Morning,’ ‘Mr. g,’ and ‘Alex Gilvarry’
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But that is also, Dyer argues (convincingly, movingly, and sometimes confusingly) how the war was for those who fought it.Geoff Dyer's 'The Missing of the Somme' Reconsidered
November 11, 2011
Appletree, for his part, spoke so movingly that the people all wept with him.South London
Sir Walter Besant
In good sooth, he swore to t so movingly, twas quite piteous to hear him.Hildebrand
"I 'ould not show you," she begged him—movingly begged him—to believe.Mushroom Town
What, indeed, has become of that mystery of the Printed Word, of which Carlyle so movingly wrote?Prose Fancies
Richard Le Gallienne
Raven felt the blood mounting to his face, she was so movingly beautiful in this scene of honest but unlovely mediocrity.Old Crow
- arousing or touching the emotions
- changing or capable of changing position
- causing motion
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