SPUR's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of spur
Definition:
v. urge a horse; incite or stimulate; ride quickly by spurring a horse; proceed in haste
Example:
A business tax cut is needed to spur industrial investment.
US stocks sank the most since June, capping the worst week for benchmark indexes since 2012, as a selloff in developing-nation currencies spurred concern global markets will become more volatile.
Sentence in Classic:
Had not our minds been made up, and had there not been terrible memories to spur us on, we could hardly have proceeded with our task.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
Elsing to make this donation and embarrassedly begged that she keep his gift a secret, knowing very well that this would spur her to spreading the news.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Clouded cotton stockings, and shoes, on one of the latter of which was a plated spur, completed the costume of the lower extremity of this figure, no curve or angle of which was concealed, but, on the other hand, studiously exhibited, through the vanity or simplicity of its owner.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
The old were for the most part either in old uniforms of the nobility, buttoned up closely, with spurs and hats, or in their own special naval, cavalry, infantry, or official uniforms.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A light footstep and the clinking of spurs were heard at the door, and the young count, handsome, rosy, with a dark little mustache, evidently rested and made sleeker by his easy life in Moscow, entered the room.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Though the performance was proceeding, he walked deliberately down the carpeted gangway, his sword and spurs slightly jingling and his handsome perfumed head held high.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But at that moment Denisov, no more intimidated by his superiors than by the enemy, came with jingling spurs up the steps of the porch, despite the angry whispers of the adjutants who tried to stop him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context