calculated to stir

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She raised her moist and beautiful eyes, and looked at William with a glance full of meaning, which was calculated to stir up in the recesses of his heart the clemency which was slumbering there.
He is supposed to pay the said money as the cash bail for his release before trial or remain remanded if he does not afford to deposit that amount.Prosecution told court that words used in his newly released controversial song were calculated to stir ethnic hatred against Kamba and Kikuyu communities.
I mean that they are appealing to us through our universal need to make sense of the world by storytelling and that they have not been afraid to conjure monsters calculated to stir up our deepest fears.
"Its all cynically calculated to stir up antagonism against a peaceful religious community whose members are striving to contribute to the well-being of their society," she said.
Or dangerous talk calculated to stir up racial hatred?
The attack seemed calculated to stir sectarian fury: It occurred at the entrance to the city's cemetery, several hundred meters away from the mosque, in the geographical and spiritual center of the predominantly Shi'ite holy city.
Following 1998's "The Little Rose Girl" with another committed and intentionally uncomfortable piece calculated to stir the consciences of cosseted auds, Gaviria deserves to find a home in offshore arthouses for his long-gestated pic, despite its uncompromising subject matter and treatment.
The best actor Oscar went to Gary Cooper for Sergeant York, a World War I film calculated to stir patriotic fervour as the US entered World War II.
In later years to keep this going Askins changed the story from Keith's using a 6.5" .44 Magnum to "whipping out his trusty 4" .44 Special." Again, Askins calculated to stir up controversy.