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Stir, subst. 1) the state of being in motion or in action: “what s. keeps good old York there with his men of war?” R2 II, 3, 51. “there is no s. or walking in the streets,” Caes. I, 3, 127. “chance may crown me without my s.” Mcb. I, 3, 144. “what you shall know of --s abroad,” Ant. I, 4, 82 (== of things happening, of enterprises attempted abroad).
2) commotion, tumult, uproar: “the strumpet that began this s.” Lucr. 1471. “what halloing and what s. is this to-day?” Gent. V, 4, 13. “what s. is this?” H6A I, 4, 98.
3) agitation, excitement: “what recketh he his rider's angry s.?” Ven. 283. “as the fits and --s of's mind could best express,” Cymb. I, 3, 12.
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