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Emotion

Literally, the movement of the mind brought out by something which affects it. The idea is this. The mind, like electricity, is passive till something occurs to affect it, when it becomes roused; the active state thus produced is its emotion, and the result thereof is passion or affection. (Latin, e-moveo.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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