movingly

moving

[moo-ving]
adjective
1.
capable of or having movement: a moving object.
2.
causing or producing motion.
3.
involved in changing the location of possessions, a residence, office, etc.: moving expenses.
4.
involving a motor vehicle in motion.
5.
actuating, instigating, or impelling: the moving spirit behind the party.
6.
stirring or evoking strong feelings or emotions, especially touchingly or pathetically: a moving story.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English meving. See move, -ing2

movingly, adverb


6. touching, affecting, pathetic, poignant.
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moving (ˈmuːvɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  arousing or touching the emotions
2.  changing or capable of changing position
3.  causing motion
 
'movingly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

move
late 13c., from Anglo-Fr. movir (O.Fr. moveir), from L. movere "move, set in motion" (pp. motus, freq. motare), from PIE base *meue- (cf., Skt. kama-muta "moved by love" and probably mivati "pushes, moves;" Lith. mauti "push on;" Gk. ameusasthai "to surpass," amyno "push away"). Meaning "to affect with
emotion" is from c.1300; that of "to prompt or impel toward some action" is from late 14c. Sense of "to change one's place of residence" is from 1707. Meaning "to propose (something) in an assembly, etc.," is first attested mid-15c. The noun in the gaming sense is from 1650s. Phrase on the move "in the process of going from one place to another" is from 1796; get a move on "hurry up" is Amer.Eng. colloquial from 1888. Related: Moved; moving.
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