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synonyms for afflatus

  • encouragement
  • enthusiasm
  • genius
  • incentive
  • influence
  • insight
  • motivation
  • revelation
  • vision
  • animus
  • approach
  • arousal
  • awakening
  • brainchild
  • brainstorm
  • creativity
  • elevation
  • exaltation
  • fancy
  • flash
  • hunch
  • illumination
  • impulse
  • motive
  • muse
  • notion
  • rumble
  • spark
  • spur
  • stimulation
  • thought
  • whim
  • deep think
  • inflatus

antonyms for afflatus

MOST RELEVANT
  • discouragement
  • depression
  • hindrance
  • reality
  • truth
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How to use afflatus in a sentence

He had received from somewhere new afflatus for the story of Tom and Huck, and was working on it steadily.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
It is simply a tenaqueous bag of wind, yet it has occasionally given an impulse to the divine afflatus.
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 8, MAY 21, 1870VARIOUS
Lie down on the dusty shingle above high water mark, take off my hat, and abandon myself to the Divine Afflatus.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, JUNE 15TH, 1895VARIOUS
The afflatus of liberty sat upon the people as cloven tongues.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
So it seems that our poet drank in the divine afflatus, as it were, with his mother's milk.
VONDEL'S LUCIFERJOOST VAN DEN VONDEL
There's no question of the divine afflatus; that belongs to another sphere of life.
NEW GRUB STREETGEORGE GISSING
Suddenly the afflatus descends; there is no mistaking that glare, or those frantic leaps.
SOME HEROES OF TRAVELW. H. DAVENPORT ADAMS
Hence evidently the tripod, the priest, the priestess inspired by the divine afflatus.
ESSAYS, FIRST SERIESRALPH WALDO EMERSON
"I don't know whether I'd be able to discuss that divine afflatus with you or not," returned Lester, with a touch of grim humor.
JENNIE GERHARDTTHEODORE DREISER
Dr. Johnson was very often chiefly indebted to tea for his literary afflatus.
NINETEEN CENTURIES OF DRINK IN ENGLANDRICHARD VALPY FRENCH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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