Definition of animating:
- invigorating (part of speech: verb)
- exciting (part of speech: verb)
It is not to be denied that there was a religious factor in the Crusades; but that the religious motive was not the sole incentive has now been agreed upon by impartial historians; and in so far as the motives animating the Crusaders were religious motives, we are to look to powerful influences which gradually made themselves felt from without the ecclesiastical organisations.- "History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)", S. Rappoport.
Young as she was, a mere child with no knowledge of the great animating forces of life and of the mysteries behind them, she wondered why she had done this thing; what it was that forced her to do it.- "Love Eternal", H. Rider Haggard.
- "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.