Definition of EMOTION – EMOTION in a Sentence

Definition of EMOTION – EMOTION in a Sentence

The definition of EMOTION is related to the idea of movement, stirring up. Modern usage focuses more on a feeling or spontaneous mental state.

See EMOTION in a sentence. These illustrated sentence examples regarding the definition of EMOTION provide an effective teaching and memory aid. By spending one or two seconds looking at the picture, then hearing the sentence example ready, containing the key word EMOTION, a deep impression is made in the brain and in the memory.

After this video you will be able to use the word EMOTION confidently when you see an appropriate opportunity.

Here is a transcript of the video: ” The Definition of EMOTION – EMOTION in a Sentence”

Slide 1:  The Origin and Definition of EMOTION

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Before looking at the origin and meaning along with 4 sentence examples, here is a quick reminder:

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The word EMOTION originates in the Latin emovere, meaning, “to move out, agitate”. The English word comes from the French émouvoir, “to stir up, to move.”

In the 17th century it came to have the sense of “strong feeling” and by the 19th century it was applied to “any feeling“.

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Definition: a feeling relating to circumstances, mood, or relationships;
a mental state which comes spontaneously rather than through conscious effort or reasoning

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Definition: affected by emotion, expressive of emotion, a characteristic of emotion

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The picture shows a couple embracing in the rain.

Sentence example: Researchers say romantic love is one of the most powerful emotions a person can experience.

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In the picture we see a young boy peering out from behind a door, looking scared.

Fear is a strong emotion we experience during childhood, which can continue into adult life with detrimental consequences.

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Next we see an old photograph from World War II Britain.

Sentence example: This picture of a woman drinking tea while sitting on a pile of rubble in Britain during World War II is a perfect example of the “stiff upper lip”.

Note: “Stiff upper lip” has been traditionally used for British people who remain resolute and stoic, without any expression of emotion, when facing extreme difficulties.
A sign of fear is trembling of the upper lip, so the opposite, “a stiff upper lip” indicates a person is controlling their emotions.

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The picture shows a woman’s eye, filled with tears.

Sentence example: As a migrant worker, she always became quite emotional when she spoke about her little girl back in her home country.

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So remember, although the word EMOTION has it roots in the idea of movement, and agitation, being stirred up, the more modern meaning is a ‘feeling‘ or ‘spontaneous mental state‘.

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