My mom will be filled with emotion when she witnesses the swearing in of an African-American commander-in-chief.
Wells transformed old cheating and heart songs into soul music by resisting the overplay of emotion, writes singer Laura Cantrell.
He was not a man given to casual affectionate display; the moment was charged with emotion.
1570s, "a (social) moving, stirring, agitation," from Middle French émotion (16c.), from Old French emouvoir "stir up" (12c.), from Latin emovere "move out, remove, agitate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + movere "to move" (see move (v.)). Sense of "strong feeling" is first recorded 1650s; extended to any feeling by 1808.
emotion e·mo·tion (ĭ-mō'shən)
An intense mental state that arises subjectively rather than through conscious effort and is often accompanied by physiological changes.