inspiring

[ in-spahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF inspiring
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All these are not means for teaching knowledge, but for inspiring obedience.

To do violence to any one is a strange way of setting about inspiring love.

Napier took the right method of inspiring his men with his own heroic spirit.

Lydia,” said she, “is there anything ‘awe’-inspiring in this display of the elements?

I'd like for one thing to have a bust of her mother in my study—that would be so inspiring.

It was among the most inspiring sights I have ever witnessed.

The counsellor of it and the inspiring soul was the wife herself.

As a whole, the concert had not been inspiring to her; it had been too obviously popular.

He has, it seems, the great and useful quality of inspiring confidence.

It was an inspiring subject, and he began work on it immediately.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., enspiren, "to fill (the mind, heart, etc., with grace, etc.);" also "to prompt or induce (someone to do something)," from Old French enspirer (13c.), from Latin inspirare "inflame; blow into" (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Greek pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c. Also sometimes used in literal sense in Middle English Related: Inspired; inspires; inspiring.

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