I call him, and think him the noblest of poets, not because the impressions he produces are at all times the most profound-- not because the poetical excitement
which he induces is at all times the most intense--but because it is at all times the most ethereal--in other words, the most elevating and most pure.
When an organism, either animal or plant, is subjected to a stimulus, producing in it some state of excitement
, the removal of the stimulus allows it to return to a condition of equilibrium.
Perhaps I may have caught the feverish excitement
of Laura's spirits for the last week.
And I shouldn't be surprised if we had a little excitement
came back upon her like a remittent fever.
It was not merely under the excitement
of the sword-play that this fortitude was shown; it was shown in the surgeon's room where an uninspiring quiet reigned, and where there was no audience.
Rebecca's mood had passed from that of excitement
into a sort of exaltation, and when the first bell rang through the corridors announcing that in five minutes the class would proceed in a body to the church for the exercises, she stood motionless and speechless at the window with her hand on her heart.
With that, Traddles, who was flushed with walking, and whose hair, under the combined effects of exercise and excitement
, stood on end as if he saw a cheerful ghost, produced his letter and made an exchange with me.
It was about this time that a runner brought a letter that, when she learned the contents, filled Meriem with excitement
The entire ship's crew were undergoing a nervous excitement
, of which I can give no idea: they could not eat, they could not sleep--twenty times a day, a misconception or an optical illusion of some sailor seated on the taffrail, would cause dreadful perspirations, and these emotions, twenty times repeated, kept us in a state of excitement
so violent that a reaction was unavoidable.
Maybe there was a murmur in the village streets, a novel and dominant topic in the public-houses, and here and there a messenger, or even an eye-witness of the later occurrences, caused a whirl of excitement
, a shouting, and a running to and fro; but for the most part the daily routine of working, eating, drinking, sleeping, went on as it had done for count- less years--as though no planet Mars existed in the sky.
Certainly, though Valentine still labored under dreadful nervous excitement
, she was better; and moreover, Monte Cristo had told him when, half distracted, he had rushed to the count's house, that if she were not dead in two hours she would be saved.
Indeed, in the excitement
of the moment, they were loud and extravagant in their commendations of "the mountain tap"; elevating it above every beverage produced from hops or malt.
It was a shout of sudden excitement
at the appearance of a horseman cleaving the crowd at full gallop.
One morning there was no little excitement
evinced by the people near my abode, and which I soon discovered proceeded from a vague report that boats, had been seen at a great distance approaching the bay.