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conflicting emotions
▪ I left home with conflicting emotions of sadness and excitement.
intense feelings/emotion
▪ Her lips trembled with intense emotion.
painful feelings/emotions
▪ Patients are encouraged to talk about their painful feelings.
▪ She had learned not to show her emotions.
stir memories/emotions etc
▪ Looking at the photographs stirred childhood memories of the long hot summers.
tangle of emotions
▪ Her brain was teeming with a whole tangle of emotions.
▪ She felt torn by conflicting emotions.
▪ Caroline realised that she was floundering in such a morass of conflicting emotions that she hardly knew what to resent most.
▪ She'd felt strangely vulnerable, half afraid, overcome by a mass of conflicting emotions.
▪ In order to understand your conflicting emotions, it may pay you to seek some help from a counsellor.
▪ Sabine watched him go, prey to all kinds of conflicting emotions.
▪ The mind of a young child is not yet strong enough to hold the two conflicting emotions.
▪ Determination weighed the heavier in his conflicting emotions.
▪ But she was being battered by so many conflicting emotions that her brain felt numb.
▪ Its tragic revelations are presented in a quiet, conversational style which hides deep emotions.
▪ Neither of us cries but we are obviously repressing deep emotions, and peo-ple, sensing this, avert their gaze.
▪ His tongue slid against hers; she shuddered, not with anger nor with displeasure but with some dark, deep emotion.
▪ But so deep is the emotion associated with these symbols, even his voice was not enough to end the springbok fight.
▪ For the first time I was in touch with my deepest emotions.
▪ Performance and Motivation Deep emotions and anxieties emerge during periods of fundamental change.
▪ The simplest emotions are important for they are a base from which other deeper emotions can spring.
▪ Was the child allowed to express a wide and deep range of emotion, or was the expression of particular feelings taboo?
▪ Deep down we were full of emotion, but there was little sign of it as we settled down to our task.
▪ They were wonderful people who had the full gamut of emotions.
▪ Many would agree but this system ignores the customers who may be full of emotions like fear and helplessness.
▪ She did need a shower to wash away the tension from a day that had been too full of emotion.
▪ It was a desperate moment, full of emotion, urgent.
▪ She is also very familiar with human emotions, at all seasons of our lives.
▪ He would rather dissect human emotions at the most personal level.
▪ The commodification of human emotions and relations is one of the most pervasive influences of modern advertising.
▪ Instead, he had proved himself to be capable of great human emotion.
▪ Indeed, the sea can be a dull subject when not seen as the setting for human activity and emotion.
▪ We sense that their postures represent mixtures of the human emotions of fear and aggression.
▪ This is true of human behaviour of all kinds, and of human emotions.
▪ From this we put a major explanatory weight on the indigenous construction of human nature and emotions.
▪ Muddy colours in the aura indicate negative emotions or ill health; clear colours are generally a positive sign.
▪ Conscious work on negative emotions makes the entrance of positive emotions more and more certain, as each day passes.
▪ But all people have experience of negative emotions such as fear and anger.
▪ We begin by looking at the negative emotions.
▪ To survive, they learned to cope with the stresses associated with negative feedback and emotions.
▪ As I have already suggested, unless care is taken, work in the house can become a focus for negative emotions.
▪ The more positive emotions come from the inner part of the emotional centre, the negative emotions from the outer part.
▪ He wished that Harry was there so that he could talk to him about the painful mixed emotions he was experiencing.
▪ Recounting the matter in present time-without being returned-the patient is using all the intervening years as buffers against the painful emotion.
▪ He stepped back from the microphone and lowered his gaze, lost in painful emotion.
▪ It does not matter whether the engram occurred two hours or ten years ago, painful emotion can be reduced from it.
▪ Physical pain in the contrasurvival chain can suppress painful emotion in the prosurvival chain.
▪ The third example of the painful emotion engram is the third type: loss of an ally by reversal.
▪ You are looking for a painful emotion engram, an instant of loss which will discharge.
▪ A knowledge of the painful emotion engram; 6.
▪ Love Love is the most positive emotion of all.
▪ Conscious work on negative emotions makes the entrance of positive emotions more and more certain, as each day passes.
▪ This research project aims to do just that, by looking at positive rather than negative emotions.
▪ In order to be successful on the field, everyone needs to generate positive energy and emotion.
▪ Real love is a positive emotion and is truly unselfish.
▪ The more positive emotions come from the inner part of the emotional centre, the negative emotions from the outer part.
▪ An individual in a certain state of mind could fix a powerful emotion to a place.
▪ The full Moon stirs up powerful emotions but also shows us an image of completeness.
▪ It shows itself in powerful emotions that surprise us, in the richness of dream images, and in phobias and prejudices.
▪ Campaign headquarters thrum with passion, fear, and other powerful emotions.
▪ Anger: in many ways anger is the most powerful of the emotions to come to the surface in early recovery.
▪ You will feel this range of powerful, primal emotions with dizzying, disorientating frequency.
▪ The attraction between a man and a woman can be one of the most powerful emotions known.
▪ Yet we will show you in our next chapter how you can turn the powerful emotion of fear to your advantage.
▪ It is a topic which raises strong emotions and 80% of the population are opposed to bloodsports.
▪ Korczak Ziolkowski is not the only person ever to feel strong emotion at the thought of Crazy Horse.
▪ Her heart beat - she didn't know with what strong emotion.
▪ Cataplexy is triggered by stress and strong emotion such as laughter, anger, or surprise.
▪ Glynn was not by nature careless or casual; he must have been under strong emotion.
▪ Amazement was the strongest emotion in this disease.
▪ Research has demonstrated that the strong emotions experienced by participants can lead to inappropriate or ineffective responses.
▪ Wordsworth defined poetry as strong emotion recollected in tranquillity.
▪ But once in a while, when her veil drops, it arouses other emotions.
▪ They were a device to arouse emotions.
▪ Which situations tend to arouse these emotions in you?
▪ Just what was it about this man that he could arouse her strongest emotions so very easily? she thought hazily.
▪ This national event aroused such emotions and nostalgia that people everywhere responded with magnificent donations.
▪ Religion was the political issue which aroused the most passionate emotions amongst the population at large.
▪ The setting up of the agency has aroused strong emotions, but there are widespread misunderstandings about it.
▪ There were tackles which brought the Aberdeen support to their feet in acclamation, and aroused different emotions in the rest.
▪ Their inner self will avoid exposure by controlling their feelings and emotions.
▪ Once again she threw herself into his arms, unable to control her emotions, and nibbled at his neck.
▪ But she could not, would not, control her emotions.
▪ Though I had carefully studied the fifth chapter of the Ethics, I still did not know how to control my emotions.
▪ If she wanted to hang on to the shreds of her professional reputation she'd better start by controlling her haywire emotions.
▪ She didn't like being made to feel like an underage teenager who couldn't control her emotions.
▪ Isabel saw the powerful muscles of his shoulders flex beneath his tunic as he controlled whatever emotion was driving him.
▪ Alongside similar bloodthirstiness, the romances display the gentler emotions of friendship and exalted love.
▪ Although this probably represented ten times what she would normally expect she displayed no emotion as she accepted it.
▪ First, he should never display emotions.
▪ It was the first time that night Bob had displayed any real emotion.
▪ Over the weeks, as Matthew experienced his tangle of emotions, his depression lifted.
▪ Jerry West has experienced the gamut of emotions the last four years.
▪ As soon as we fully experience an emotion, it changes.
▪ Whites, miles from any danger, panicked during the riots and don't want to experience that unpleasing emotion again.
▪ He was experiencing a mixture of emotions.
▪ For had she not experienced all of these emotions as she had watched Johnny walk through the garage wall?
▪ Similarly, I can not be refuted if I claim to experience a religious emotion.
▪ At that moment, he and Peter were experiencing very similar emotions.
▪ To imitate adult play and express some emotions.
▪ There was no expressing of emotions, especially for me.
▪ Many horses may do one thing, but others will do something quite different to express the same emotion.
▪ They are a way to express your emotions.
▪ Allowing birth parents to express their emotions can be an important part of confronting their grief.
▪ Her face expressed only one emotion well: wonderment.
▪ They have difficulty in feeling or expressing their own emotions and in making successful relationships.
▪ This is not simply to say that emotions are expressed, but that emotions are reformed, cleansed, redirected and redeemed.
▪ I felt a mixture of emotions as I proceeded to unstrap my assortment of protective clothing and equipment.
▪ Korczak Ziolkowski is not the only person ever to feel strong emotion at the thought of Crazy Horse.
▪ She felt torn by conflicting emotions.
▪ It may be the feeling of an emotion never before experienced.
▪ It was making him feel emotions that he didn't want to have again.
▪ As I look at her, I feel an emotion I never had before.
▪ How could she feel such deep emotions for a man who riled her so easily?
▪ I felt a new emotion in an arena once ruled by fear: trust.
▪ I shall have to hide my emotions better, she decided.
▪ Its tragic revelations are presented in a quiet, conversational style which hides deep emotions.
▪ It had stripped away their ability to hide emotions from each other.
▪ She was feeling her loss much more than she revealed; she was schooled in hiding her emotions.
▪ She was simply not intelligent enough to hide her emotions, to pretend to be feeling something she was not.
▪ Such people give more than they take; they tend to hide their emotions and repress their desires just to please others.
▪ Afterwards her home had become a place of coldness, of ugly, hidden, unspoken emotions.
▪ Suddenly she felt angry with herself for having let her emotions get out of control.
▪ At halftime, Oregon is up by twelve points, and Jody is trying hard not to let her emotions show.
▪ If Jack wanted something he was not going to let any finer emotions or sensibilities stand in his way.
▪ Resolve not to let emotions run your investments.
▪ The two women hugged each other and let the tears of emotion and release flood out without inhibition.
▪ So let emotions give your life texture.
▪ At one time I didn't let emotions sway me but now I tend to cry easily.
▪ I could not let my emotions sway my reporting.
▪ He wished that Harry was there so that he could talk to him about the painful mixed emotions he was experiencing.
▪ I have mixed emotions about our passing game.
▪ I have very mixed emotions about it all.
▪ For the State Department, the case produced decidedly mixed emotions.
▪ I drove back to London in a state of mixed emotions.
▪ Despite the loss, the team had mixed emotions about going on an extended break.
▪ It was nice to have a challenging job waiting for me, but I had mixed emotions as I prepared to leave.
▪ She may have waked and listened to the breathing beside her, and been shaken by unfamiliar emotions and tender resolves.
▪ Conroy, 27, showed no emotion as he was led away.
▪ I looked into the mirror, my green eyes looking back out at me showing no emotion, no excitement at all.
▪ It shows itself in powerful emotions that surprise us, in the richness of dream images, and in phobias and prejudices.
▪ Eddie rarely showed emotion, and she never cried.
▪ The watching Trees showed no emotion.
▪ As the verdicts were read, Simpson showed no obvious emotion.
▪ Tallis was raised up and five faces stared at her, some smiling, some too dead to show emotion.
▪ The seven-man, five-woman panel showed no emotion.
▪ It seems to stir up emotions and rake over apparently quiescent turmoil.
▪ But it stirred real emotions among Republicans.
▪ Ludens had sounded so moved, so stirred by some emotion.
▪ The full Moon stirs up powerful emotions but also shows us an image of completeness.
▪ Photographs indicate that she was a bonny young lass likely to stir the emotions of any number of local young men.
▪ Emotions didn't come as easy to this man who stirred so much emotion in other people.
▪ The challengers include two congressmen and a heterodox former Republican senator who stirs strong emotions on both sides of the political fence.
▪ It was a grandiose spectacle, and one that stirred popular emotion.
a flicker of emotion/uncertainty/excitement etc
▪ I really have never felt even a flicker of emotion when I sang the National Anthem.
▪ Ruins, she thought, with a flicker of excitement.
▪ Shiona told herself with just a flicker of uncertainty, changing into second gear as she rounded a bend.
a whirlpool of emotion/activity etc
a whirlwind of emotions/activity etc
▪ Life has been a whirlwind of activity for Rimes, a middle-school student from Garland, Texas.
▪ That set off a whirlwind of activity.
display of affection/emotion/aggression etc
▪ Army regulations prohibit public displays of affection by soldiers, and private hideaways are hard to come by.
▪ Minimal displays of aggression towards us are usually best ignored.
▪ Mountain goats are unusual in that mild displays of aggression are especially frequent.
▪ Such a display of emotions was horrifying.
mixed feelings/emotions
▪ I have mixed emotions about our passing game.
▪ It was pretty good, but we left the rugged mountains with mixed feelings.
▪ Rob had mixed feelings about the house.
▪ The fifth reason was that mixed feelings seemed to exist about the mass media generally and radio in particular.
▪ Voice over Around Oxford students from other colleges had mixed feelings.
▪ Yeske has mixed feelings about the trust accounts known as Uniform Gifts to Minors Act accounts.
offload your worries/emotions/problems etc
▪ It would be nice to have been able to offload your worries on to some one or something like that.
▪ David usually tries to hide his emotions.
▪ Her voice was full of emotion as she spoke.
▪ Parents feel a mixture of emotions when their first child starts school.
▪ She stared at him, overcome by emotion.
▪ An individual in a certain state of mind could fix a powerful emotion to a place.
▪ Can't seem to take the emotion.
▪ I thought maybe I was just being selfish, it's so difficult to analyse your emotions.
▪ It is emotion which supplies what may be termed propulsive power to thought.
▪ It must be restored if we are to understand the emotions at play today, with intolerance being absolutely pivotal.
▪ These real and more genuine emotions will gradually take over the place of the former all. embracing negative ones.
▪ They are more likely to be unable to register any emotion.
▪ They hated the emotions they experienced: I had a person working for me who had no business being a sales rep.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Emotion \E*mo"tion\, n. [L. emovere, emotum, to remove, shake, stir up; e out + movere to move: cf. F. ['e]motion. See Move, and cf. Emmove.] A moving of the mind or soul; excitement of the feelings, whether pleasing or painful; disturbance or agitation of mind caused by a specific exciting cause and manifested by some sensible effect on the body.

How different the emotions between departure and return!
--W. Irving.

Some vague emotion of delight.

Syn: Feeling; agitation; tremor; trepidation; perturbation; passion; excitement.

Usage: Emotion, Feeling, Agitation. Feeling is the weaker term, and may be of the body or the mind. Emotion is of the mind alone, being the excited action of some inward susceptibility or feeling; as, an emotion of pity, terror, etc. Agitation may be bodily or mental, and usually arises in the latter case from a vehement struggle between contending desires or emotions. See Passion. ``Agitations have but one character, viz., that of violence; emotions vary with the objects that awaken them. There are emotions either of tenderness or anger, either gentle or strong, either painful or pleasing.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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 assimilated form of ex- "out" (see ex-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Sense of "strong feeling" is first recorded 1650s; extended to any feeling by 1808.


n. A person's internal state of being and involuntary physiological response to an object or a situation, based on or tied to physical state and sensory data.


n. any strong feeling


Emotion, in everyday speech, is any relatively brief conscious experience characterized by intense mental activity and a high degree of pleasure or displeasure. Scientific discourse has drifted to other meanings and there is no consensus on a definition. Emotion is often intertwined with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. In some theories, cognition is an important aspect of emotion. Those acting primarily on the emotions they are feeling may seem as if they are not thinking, but mental processes are still essential, particularly in the interpretation of events. For example, the realization of our believing that we are in a dangerous situation and the subsequent arousal of our body's nervous system (rapid heartbeat and breathing, sweating, muscle tension) is integral to the experience of our feeling afraid. Other theories, however, claim that emotion is separate from and can precede cognition.

Emotions are complex. According to some theories, they are a state of feeling that results in physical and psychological changes that influence our behavior. The physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the nervous system with various states and strengths of arousal relating, apparently, to particular emotions. Emotion is also linked to behavioral tendency. Extroverted people are more likely to be social and express their emotions, while introverted people are more likely to be more socially withdrawn and conceal their emotions. Emotion is often the driving force behind motivation, positive or negative. According to other theories, emotions are not causal forces but simply syndromes of components, which might include motivation, feeling, behavior, and physiological changes, but no one of these components is the emotion. Nor is the emotion an entity that causes these components.

Emotions involve different components, such as subjective experience, cognitive processes, expressive behavior, psychophysiological changes, and instrumental behavior. At one time, academics attempted to identify the emotion with one of the components: William James with a subjective experience, behaviorists with instrumental behavior, psychophysiologists with physiological changes, and so on. More recently, emotion is said to consist of all the components. The different components of emotion are categorized somewhat differently depending on the academic discipline. In psychology and philosophy, emotion typically includes a subjective, conscious experience characterized primarily by psychophysiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. A similar multicomponential description of emotion is found in sociology. For example, Peggy Thoits described emotions as involving physiological components, cultural or emotional labels (anger, surprise, etc.), expressive body actions, and the appraisal of situations and contexts.

Research on emotion has increased significantly over the past two decades with many fields contributing including psychology, neuroscience, endocrinology, medicine, history, sociology, and even computer science. The numerous theories that attempt to explain the origin, neurobiology, experience, and function of emotions have only fostered more intense research on this topic. Current areas of research in the concept of emotion include the development of materials that stimulate and elicit emotion. In addition PET scans and fMRI scans help study the affective processes in the brain.

Emotion (disambiguation)

Emotion, in psychology and common use, refers to the complex reaction of an organism to significant objects or events, with subjective, behavioral, physiological elements.

Emotion or Emotions may also refer to:

Emotion (Martina McBride album)

Emotion is the sixth studio album from Martina McBride released in 1999. The song "I Love You" became McBride's biggest hit single to date after it reached #1 on the country charts and peaked at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album ends with two covers, "Goodbye" by Patty Griffin and Gretchen Peters' "This Uncivil War" from Peters' 1996 debut album The Secret of Life. In the U.S. the album was certified Gold on 10/20/1999 and Platinum on 9/15/2000 by the R.I.A.A.

Emotion (Samantha Sang song)

"Emotion" is a song written by Barry and Robin Gibb. It was first recorded by Australian singer Samantha Sang, whose version reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. The Bee Gees recorded their own version of the song in 1994 as part of an album called Love Songs which was never released but it was eventually included on their 2001 collection titled Their Greatest Hits: The Record. In 2001, "Emotion" was covered by the American R&B girl group Destiny's Child. Their version of the song was an international hit, reaching the top ten on the US Hot 100 chart and peaking in the top five on the UK Singles Chart.

Emotion (Barbra Streisand album)

Emotion is the twenty-third studio album released by Barbra Streisand. It was released on October 9, 1984 and went platinum in the United States on December 18 the same year.

This album was recorded in eleven L.A. and two N.Y. studios with a multitude of producers and writers. The title track, the third single released from the album, is an upbeat number with The Pointer Sisters on background vocals. This song was also released as a 12" single, remixed by Jellybean Benitez, popular for his work with Madonna. " Make No Mistake, He's Mine", the second single released from the album, is a duet with Kim Carnes with lush cello and piano sounds. Produced by Jim Steinman, " Left in the Dark", the first single released from the album, clocks in at over seven minutes and features Roy Bittan on piano and Max Weinberg on drums. Another ballad is "Heart Don't Change My Mind," written by Diane Warren. "You're a Step in the Right Direction", with lyrics by Streisand and music by John Mellencamp, is a fast, rocking tune. The album concludes with "Here We Are at Last", originally written to be the ending theme for the 1978 American romantic comedy film The Main Event. An instrumental version of this song would later be used on the soundtrack to the 1987 drama Nuts.

The album was promoted by a music video of the title track "Emotion", starring Streisand, The Who's Roger Daltrey and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

The album peaked at number 19 on the US chart and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. According to the liner notes of Barbra's retrospective box set: Just for the Record, the album also received a record certification in Holland.

Emotion (journal)

Emotion is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, which, as its title states, publishes articles relating to the study of emotion. It is one of several psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association. It was established by founding co-editors-in-chief Richard Davidson and Klaus Scherer in 2001. The current editor-in-chief is David DeSteno ( Northeastern University). Initially published quarterly, the publication frequency has been bimonthly since 2008.

Emotion (Samantha Sang album)

Emotion is the debut album by Australian singer Samantha Sang released in 1978. It features her biggest hit " Emotion".

Barry Gibb contributed writing, producing and singing background vocals on the album, on the songs like " Charade", "Emotion", "When Love Is Gone" and "The Love of a Woman".

Sang covered Eric Carmen's 1978 song "Change of Heart". Sang re-recorded her 1970 single "The Love of a Woman", a song written by Barry and Maurice Gibb. Sang also covered " Charade", a song by the Bee Gees from 1974.

Emotion (Carly Rae Jepsen album)

Emotion (stylized as E•MO•TION) is the third studio album by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen. It was released on June 24, 2015 in Japan and on August 21, 2015 worldwide through 604, School Boy, and Interscope Records. Looking to transition from the "pure pop"-oriented nature of Kiss, Jepsen found inspiration in 1980s music and alternative styles. She enlisted a team of indie-pop collaborators including Dev Hynes, Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij.

Emotion received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who placed the album on many year-end lists. Despite this, the album underperformed worldwide, debuting at number sixteen on the Billboard 200 with 16,153 units and number eight in Canada with 2,600 copies sold. However, Emotion was a success in Japan where it was released two months earlier, debuting at number eight with 12,189 physical copies sold and subsequently being certified Gold for shipments exceeding 100,000 copies by the RIAJ.

The album was preceded by the release of its lead single, " I Really Like You", which reached top five in several territories including the United Kingdom and Japan. It was followed by " Run Away with Me" and " Your Type". Jepsen embarked on the Gimmie Love Tour in support of the album in November 2015, with a second leg commencing in February 2016.

Usage examples of "emotion".

I have no ability to do that, not even with you enhancing his emotions for me.

She ached to be able to give way to her emotions, to turn to Robert and to scream at him that he was the reason she had devoted herself to her business, that it was because of him that she was too afraid to let herself love again.

Johnson, inferior to none in philosophy, philology, poetry, and classical learning, stands foremost as an essayist, justly admired for the dignity, strength, and variety of his style, as well as for the agreeable manner in which he investigates the human heart, tracing every interesting emotion, and opening all the sources of morality.

Lord Sherbrooke would take no denial, jokingly saying that he required some support under the emotions and agitating circumstances which he was about to endure.

Some of the characters in my tale are present in the Void Which Bind largely as scars, holes, vacancies -- the Nemes creatures are such vacuums, as are Councillor Albedo and the other Core entities -- but I was able to track some of the movements and actions of these beings simply by the movement of that vacancy through the matrix of sentient emotion that was the Void, much as one would see the outline of an invisible man in a hard rain.

The New Providencian ambassadress turned toward him, for the first time showing an emotion: rage.

I painted our amorous combats in a lively and natural manner, for, besides my recollections, I had her living picture before my eyes, and I could follow on her features the various emotions aroused by my recital.

Lady Ancred learnt to exhibit emotion with a virtuosity equal to that of her husband, cannot be discovered.

It was the emotion itself, the intense, giddying, slick, and sick-making ardor she had heard in their voices that appalled her.

The emotion still appalled and nauseated her, like something rotting in her stomach.

Moreover, because touchy subjects arouse emotion, they are especially useful for the writer who knows that arousing the emotions of his audience is the test of his skill.

I had nothing more to say, for the prospect of beholding with my own eyes a living specimen of the great auk produced a series of conflicting emotions within me which rendered speech profanely superfluous.

Duncan and the darker emotions that Aymer evoked, but she had not let them see it.

Tanner said in the matter-of-fact tone with which men of his generation felt obliged to conceal their tenderest emotions, but in spite of the squint, those azurite eyes betrayed the drowning depth of his grief.

A moment later Babbie was on his knee, hiding her emotion in the front of his jacket, and he was trying his best to soothe her with characteristic Winslow nonsense.