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a rousing send-off

A lively and enthusiastic farewell celebration thrown in honor of someone who is leaving some place behind and/or setting off on a new endeavor. The night before I flew to America, the entire town came out to give me a rousing send-off at the local pub.
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rouse (one) from (something)

To bring one back to consciousness or alertness out of some state of unconsciousness. Doctors' efforts to rouse the man from his coma have been unsuccessful. I find I have to set multiple alarms to rouse me from sleep in the morning. The teacher's words roused me from the daydream.
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rouse (one) out of (something)

To bring one back to consciousness or alertness out of some state of unconsciousness. Doctors' efforts to rouse the man out of his coma have been unsuccessful. I find I have to set multiple alarms to rouse me out of sleep in the morning. The teacher's words roused me out of the daydream.
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rouse (one) to (something)

To incite, instigate, or urge on one to undertake some action. The violent death of the activist roused the nation to stand up against the injustices of the government. The rebel leader's impassioned speech roused the fighters to action.
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It's a rousingly tactile face-off, with Harry leaping out of the way of giant horns and fiery breaths and then jumping onto his Quidditch broom to lead the dragon on a madly fractious choreographed chase through the air.As grand as that duel is, the film peaks a little too soon.
Tom Burlinson reprised his role from Man from Snowy River--Method acting seeming to have truly elided the movie/reality distinction--and rousingly addressed the assembled crowd.
Sian Thomas' surprisingly slim Lady Macbeth is less the manipulator than the willingly supportive wife, and Clive Wood is a rousingly determined Macduff.
Passages with the soloist (Jean Rigby, understanding and radiantly plangent as always) were rousingly uplifting, while the sensitively nuanced 'dreaming and singing' section demonstrated just how good the BFCS has become under Jeremy Patterson's leadership.
For now the buzz goes on--sports stores, toy shops and clothing retailers are packed with the patriotic stuff of hero worship, the media runs breathless prose of "our boys", and South Africa's rugby troops were sent off as rousingly and as garlanded as any soldier that ever went to war.
Single Pavement Cracks rousingly recalls her Eurythmics past but The Hurting Time soulfully steals the show with a virtuoso vocal performance.
In the preceding passage, he prepares an exploration of sieve theory, itself a component of his final theoretical (and rousingly visceral) achievement, Gendy 3 (1991) for computer generated sound.
There is a rousingly optimistic introduction by Senator Joseph Lieberman.
This statement, made by Dutch painter Jan Verkade, rousingly summed up the idealistic aims of a group of young French artists in the 1890s, who banded together under the banner of the "Nabis" ("prophets").
There follows the popular Trio for Flute, Violin and Piano (1958), which begins with a rousingly emotional allegro ma non troppo that thinks nothing of slowing down to a crawl midst its fleet passages, even coming to a teasing virtual stop, before darting on.
Hungary had been ruled successively by Turkish sultans and Austrian emperors for centuries when the 1848 upsurge of revolutionary nationalism in Europe struck Budapest, where liberty, equality and fraternity were rousingly declared, the single political prisoner left in gaol was freed (a tiresomely loquacious old soul he proved to be) and the Habsburg regime was forced to accept a Hungarian national government.
Doug's narration is frequently knotted as he catalogues the brothers' activities in an epic manner that hasn't been as rousingly employed since Noah begot Shem, Ham, and Japheth six chapters into the Old Testament.
You step into the shower, and the showerhead automatically adjusts from your father-in-law's 6-foot, 4-inch, 240-pound frame to your slimmer body; the spray is rousingly forceful.
In the end, the whole lousy crew is sent to jail, Nixon resigns, Kissinger is disgraced, and another case has been rousingly broken by the FBI.
With a few notable exceptions like Spike Lee's Grand Prix-winning, rousingly received Ku Klux Klan drama "BlacKkKlansman," American films were also largely AWOL, a casualty partly of Hollywood's increasing focus on a fall-festival launching pad for Oscar hopefuls.