Origin of emotion
Examples from the Web for emotions
No dishing, and his emotions in the book are no different than the ones he expressed, apparently, in a press release.
Visibly affected the by military atmosphere the young man admitted his emotions were volatile.
Emotions once suppressed, emotions once channeled, now are let loose.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson|Cory Booker|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The novel is a near perfect portrayal of the emotions of a young girl on the cusp of womanhood.These Female Contemporaries Weren’t Afraid of Virginia Woolf|Louisa Treger|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As another elder in the valley put it—perhaps more succinctly—“emotions are for women.”Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One faculty, standing unmoved in the storm of emotions which had overwhelmed him, perceived this.The House of Mystery|William Henry Irwin
He knew that would only rouse his emotions and weaken his courage.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
She was shut up, and her manner appeared hard and ungracious while her heart was dissolving in emotions.Household Education|Harriet Martineau
The glowing sky and the glowing mountains were as comrades, each responsive to the emotions of the other.The Garden Of Allah|Robert Hichens
Her emotions were too definite to find solacing outline in ambiguous pirouettes.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for emotions
Word Origin for emotion
Word Origin and History for emotions
1570s, "a (social) moving, stirring, agitation," from Middle French émotion (16c.), from Old French emouvoir "stir up" (12c.), from Latin emovere "move out, remove, agitate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Sense of "strong feeling" is first recorded 1650s; extended to any feeling by 1808.