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 Meanings and Examples of INFLATE
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inflate
 v.  expand; fill with air or gas; increase the amount or availability of
Classic Sentence:
1  If I had anything by means of which I could inflate the lungs," said d'Avrigny, looking around him, "perhaps I might prevent suffocation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
2  Old Colonel Raleigh had come to Lincoln from Kentucky and invested an inherited fortune in real estate, at the time of inflated prices.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
3  As the younger ones slipped up to him in his retreat, he kept taking things out of his pockets; penny dolls, a wooden clown, a balloon pig that was inflated by a whistle.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
4  She was a subscriber for all the "Health" periodicals and phrenological frauds; and the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  A man with a pervading appearance on him of being inflated like a balloon, and ready to start.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
6  "Arthur Charpentier, sub-lieutenant in Her Majesty's navy," cried Gregson, pompously, rubbing his fat hands and inflating his chest.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
7  Those who have seen the bas-reliefs of Rheims will recall the inflation of the lower lip of the wise virgins as they survey the foolish virgins.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
8  The husband replied by that imperceptible movement of the forefinger, which, backed up by an inflation of the lips, signifies in such cases: A regular beggar.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
Example Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
16  Buying a house is the best hedge against inflation.
17  Buying a house will be a hedge against inflation.
18  She'd made some overseas investments as a hedge against rising inflation in this country.
19  They have found a way to insulate themselves against the cost of inflation.
20  The traditional approach has tended to regard unemployment and inflation as being inversely related.
21  Specialists see various reasons for the recent surge in inflation.
22  Reducing inflation is central to the government's economic policy.
23  Today's inflation figure is certainly too high.
24  It is vital that inflation is kept in check.
25  It was predicted that inflation would continue to fall.
26  The increased inflation will inject a degree of instability into the economy.
27  A small drop in the inflation rate was cold comfort for the millions without a job.
28  His administration's economic policy would focus on reining in inflation.
29  In economic terms the need to reduce inflation is unanswerable.
30  They had seriously miscalculated the effect of inflation.