When more women enter the workforce, it spurs innovation, increases productivity, and grows the economy.
News like this spurs social criticism and debate on the faults of modern society.
To the extent that The Burglary helps to push that along and spurs calls for real reform, it should be required reading.
His top five, separated by just 2.67 points, are the Thunder, Pacers, spurs, Clippers and Heat.
We Americans are still pretty strong on eroticism, but all too often it is fear that spurs us or restrains us.
He jerked up on the reins with a curse and drove in the spurs.
There was no fear of that, what with our spurs, our swords, and our lances.
He rode at a walk through the streets, and when he got beyond the limits of the town touched the horse with his spurs.
Let the boy win his spurs; for I wish, if God so order it, that the day may be his.'
Their sabers catching in the bridles and their spurs jingling, the hussars hastily dismounted, not knowing what they were to do.
Old English spura, spora (related to spurnan "to kick," see spurn), from Proto-Germanic *spuron (cf. Old Norse spori, Middle Dutch spore, Dutch spoor, Old High German sporo, German Sporn "spur"), from PIE *spere- "ankle" (see spurn).
Generalized sense of "anything that urges on, stimulus," is from late 14c. Meaning "a ridge projecting off a mountain mass" is recorded from 1650s. "Widely extended senses ... are characteristic of a horsey race." [Weekley] Expression on the spur of the moment (1801) preserves archaic phrase on the spur "in great haste" (1520s). To win one's spurs is to gain knighthood by some valorous act, gilded spurs being the distinctive mark of a knight.
c.1200, from spur (n.). Related: Spurred; spurring.
A spine or projection from a bone.