Usage examples for stimulus

  1. It certainly seemed to me that her mere presence was an immense stimulus to memory in vitalising its one image. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. No, my lords, it has not; and while every abundance of voluntary labor has been found, in no one instance has the stimulus of the cartwhip been found wanting. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  3. When a horse of spirit is nearly half tired, by the stimulus of the spur, added to the proper management of the bit, he may be put so much upon his mettle, that he would appear to a standerby, as fresh and as high spirited as if he had not gone a mile. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus