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But love gives strength; it instills hope and faith, and kindles anew the fires of life.

She instills in the nervous temperament a preference for the lymphatic; in the sanguine, a liking for the bilious constitution.

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.

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