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inspire
 v.  encourage; inspirit; fire the imagination of
Classic Sentence: (158 in 11 pages)
1  When he did happen to do so, his shooting was something so infallible as to inspire terror.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—SUMS DEPOSITED WITH LAFFITTE
2  "God will inspire us," said he.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—IN WHAT MIRROR M. MADELEINE CONTEMPLATES HIS HA...
3  The joy which we inspire has this charming property, that, far from growing meagre, like all reflections, it returns to us more radiant than ever.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
4  It is very natural that you should make a little row when you find yourself with persons who don't inspire you with sufficient confidence.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
5  The attack had been rough, and of a nature to inspire reflection in the boldest.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER I—THE FLAG: ACT FIRST
6  The possibility of hurting should inspire an augmentation of respect.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—DAWN
7  de Treville of women in general, did not inspire him with the least suspicion of his pretty hostess.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 23 THE RENDEZVOUS
8  All these rooms, which communicated with one another, did not inspire Porthos favorably.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 32 A PROCURATOR'S DINNER
9  Then, lackeys who ask questions inspire less mistrust than masters, and meet with more sympathy among those to whom they address themselves.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 64 THE MAN IN THE RED CLOAK
10  Then, infusing all the humility he possessed into his eyes and voice, he addressed the inspector, and sought to inspire him with pity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
11  But there is no need to know danger in order to fear it; indeed, it may be observed, that it is usually unknown perils that inspire the greatest terror.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
12  This is all I know, but I know not, count, how you contrived to inspire so much respect in the bandits of Rome who ordinarily have so little respect for anything.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
13  Villefort, becoming somewhat reassured, perceived that to avert the maternal storm gathering over his head, he must inspire Madame Danglars with the terror he felt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
14  I will revenge my injuries; if I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear, and chiefly towards you my arch-enemy, because my creator, do I swear inextinguishable hatred.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
15  Elizabeth alone had the power to draw me from these fits; her gentle voice would soothe me when transported by passion and inspire me with human feelings when sunk in torpor.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
16  His courage in defending religious and civil rights inspired many outside the church.
17  In an inspired move, they took on the young and relatively inexperienced Ray Unwin as director.
18  His noble example inspired the rest of us to greater efforts.
19  Jimi Hendrix inspired a generation of guitarists.
20  She has inspired a whole generation of fashion school graduates.
21  The police will not release the videos in an effort not to sensationalize the men's actions and to mitigate the potential of other individuals being inspired.
22  With a nasty defense, a coach who's never forgotten football is a game, and a "Why not us?" mentality that's inspired them all season, the Seahawks shocked most people east of the Rockies on Sunday night.
23  Dreams can be a rich source of inspiration for an artist.
24  Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination.
25  His wife was the direct inspiration for the main character in the book.
26  Only love influence, and can realize born inspiration.
27  She had the time and the inspiration to develop her talent.
28  Poets and artists often draw their inspiration from nature.
29  Any sudden inspiration in fact can not replace the long-term Kung fu.
30  He went to church, perhaps seeking divine inspiration.