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moving

[moo-ving] /ˈmu vɪŋ/
adjective
1.
capable of or having movement:
a moving object.
2.
causing or producing motion.
3.
involved in changing the location of possessions, a residence, office, etc.:
moving expenses.
4.
involving a motor vehicle in motion.
5.
actuating, instigating, or impelling:
the moving spirit behind the party.
6.
stirring or evoking strong feelings or emotions, especially touchingly or pathetically:
a moving story.
Origin of moving
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, moving is from the Middle English word meving. See move, -ing2
Related forms
movingly, adverb
Synonyms
6. touching, affecting, pathetic, poignant.
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  • 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 Anonymous
  • "I 'ould not show you," she begged him—movingly begged him—to believe.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
  • 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 Alice Brown
  • And as she so movingly prayed and promised to behave better, he raised her up and made peace with her.

    Household Stories by the Brothers Grimm Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
  • I speak flippantly; but as a matter of fact the story of Edward and Sally is not free from tragedy, very simply and movingly told.

British Dictionary definitions for movingly

moving

/ˈmuːvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
arousing or touching the emotions
2.
changing or capable of changing position
3.
causing motion
Derived Forms
movingly, adverb
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