The Red Tails may make for a rousing Star Wars-meets-Flying Leathernecks action movie.
This is met by a rousing round of applause and knowing nods.
He spoke movingly about his parents, got a rousing response to every paean to business success and American values.
There was one giddy moment when I thought I should get up and give a rousing speech about the evils of credit default swaps.
In the meantime, the band ended the ceremony with a whisky toast and a rousing rendition of the Irish standard “Wild Rover.”
The immediate effect of his verse is the rousing of the mind to great issues.
"If it be in my power," responded the praefect, rousing himself from his reverie.
“There is a strange sail on our weather-quarter, sir,” said Tom Rockets, rousing me up.
"And sweeter still to love you," she retorted, smiling and rousing herself.
"We have no time to waste now," panted Ben, rousing himself anew.
mid-15c., intransitive probably from Anglo-French or Old French reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body, but like many hawking terms it is of obscure origin. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Roused; rousing.