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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFUSES

She rises with the lark, and infuses an early vigor into the whole household.

By degrees he infuses into it the poison of his own ambition.

We like this artist for the character and energy he infuses into his productions.

Who can doubt that Religion infuses power and exaltation into the Arts?

Thus it infuses an emotional element into the statements which follow it.

The great instrument of all these changes, and what infuses a peculiar venom into all of them, is party.

The significant thing about Edwards is the way he enters into the tradition, infuses it with his personality and makes it live.

There is always about them a something that infuses a sensation of placid joy, cheering and refreshing.

He infuses the neighborhood with the melody and I slide in with the practical goods.

Commencing with the first faint dawn of the Christian faith, he infuses into the reader 'a soul of old religion.'

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to pour in, introduce, soak," from Latin infusus, past participle of infundere "to pour into," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + fundere "pour, spread" (see found (v.2)). Figurative sense of "instill, inspire" first recorded 1520s (infusion in this sense dates from mid-15c.). Related: Infused; infusing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.