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Word Example of - inspire

    Example Sentences for inspire

    I strove to minister consolation and inspire him with hope, but in vain.

    He must appeal to the masses, teach, lead, uplift and inspire them to action.

    But it was easier to state a law than to obey it; easier to inspire others with faith than to hold fast to it oneself.

    This was merely a device to inspire confidence in those on board the ship.

    The unpleasant smell of the alvine evacuations is assuredly a large element in the disgust these inspire.

    No motive could be guessed at; for no motive was needed to inspire a madman.

    That was an affair well calculated to inspire fear in the numberless infidels by whom we are surrounded.

    I have never been able to inspire people with the necessary respect for me.

    The anthropologist was too erratic a man 122 to inspire confidence, and the Phantom needed someone whom he could trust absolutely.

    I do not wish to fill their brains, but to inspire their souls to fill their own brains.

Word Origin & History of - inspire

    Word Origin & History

    inspire mid-14c., from O.Fr. enspirer (12c.), from L. inspirare (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Gk. pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c.

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