The most salient feature of Obama's rousing Jerusalem speech was the audience to which it was delivered: college kids.
The founder of Staples led the crowd in this rousing chant.
The U.S. Secretary of State delivers a rousing call-to-arms before an enthusiastic Lincoln Center crowd.
This is met by a rousing round of applause and knowing nods.
There was one giddy moment when I thought I should get up and give a rousing speech about the evils of credit default swaps.
The immediate effect of his verse is the rousing of the mind to great issues.
As she left for her state-room, a rousing cheer was heard from on deck.
“There is a strange sail on our weather-quarter, sir,” said Tom Rockets, rousing me up.
He was rousing the dissenters against the Church school of the estate.
"We have no time to waste now," panted Ben, rousing himself anew.
mid-15c., intransitive probably from Anglo-French or Old French reuser, ruser, originally used in English of hawks shaking the feathers of the body, but like many hawking terms it is of obscure origin. Figurative meaning "to stir up, provoke to activity" is from 1580s; that of "awaken" is first recorded 1590s. Related: Roused; rousing.