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It was not the purpose to instill the idea that this work was one of charity.

But the right way to do it is to instill the idea of collaboration.

It was what he had been trying to instill ever since he had been made the captain of the team.

This will hide your nakedness, instill in you a sense of true modesty.

Jorden's heart ached with longing to instill some kind of joy into him.

His eighth shchikh seemed to instill some animation into Dworken.

But somehow, the scientist had failed to instill any of his confidence in Judd.

There is no effort to instill sincerity and intensity of conviction.

Such a story tends to instill the lesson of consideration and of reverence.

The opportunity to instill a lesson on the savage marauders was too good to be lost.

WORD ORIGIN

also instil, early 15c., "to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little," from Latin instillare "put in by drops, to drop, trickle," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + stilla "a drop" (see distill). Related: Instilled; instilling.

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