The ridiculous subject was both mind stimulating and enjoyable.
Their tone is stimulating and lofty.
In 1848, when the political air was charged with stimulating elements, he founded the Positive Society, with the expectation that it might grow into a reunion as powerful over the new revolution as the Jacobin Club had been in the revolution of 1789.
In civil life it had a marked effect in stimulating the training movement and raising the status of the nurse; but substantial results were only obtained by degrees.
At the meeting he made stimulating speech, and on the way home asked for advice.