In the foyer there were a series of huge posters, a stirring one depicted women with the caption “Rebelling to be heard.”
Liberian revolutionary Leymah Gbowee issued a stirring call to action, shouting, “You die sitting down!”
In just under 1,000 words it stands as a stirring example of powerful newspaper writing at its best.
Cook the sauce on a low-medium heat, while stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce seems set.
This stirring moment arrives in a chapter that spotlights the highs and lows of a persistently uneven book.
Cook till it thickens or starts to separate, stirring occasionally.
I found no one stirring on board of the consort, and I went on deck.
Orange memories are stirring, but they are not glorious beside the traditions of the Volunteers.
It was evidence that something was stirring in the world beside himself.
It was while Madame Piriac was stirring her first cup that the drawing-room door opened, and at once there was a terrific shriek.
"a beginning to move," mid-14c., verbal noun from stir (v). Figurative sense by late 14c. Related: Stirrings.
Old English styrian, from Proto-Germanic *sturjanan (cf. Middle Dutch stoeren, Dutch storen "to disturb," Old High German storan "to scatter, destroy," German stören "to disturb"), probably from the root of storm (q.v.). The noun sense of "commotion, disturbance, tumult" (late 14c., in phrase on steir) is probably from Old Norse styrr "disturbance, tumult" (see storm), from the same Proto-Germanic root; the sense of "movement, bustle" is probably from the English verb. Stir-fry (v.) is attested from 1959.
: with the stir haircuts
A jail or prison: John went to stir (1851+)
[perhaps fr Romany steriben; the mid-1800s sturaban or sturbin, ''state prison,'' may be a transitional form]