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 Meanings and Examples of INSTILL
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instill
 v.  drop in; pour in drop by drop; impart gradually; infuse slowly; cause to be imbibed.
Classic Sentence:
1  All the courtesy, all the gentleness Ellen had striven to instill in her had fallen away from her as quickly as leaves fall from trees in the first chill wind of autumn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
2  Certainly, I might have lived happily amongst those good people, who adored me, but my perverse disposition prevailed over the virtues which my adopted mother endeavored to instil into my heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
3  She watched it jealously, as though it were her own property and Lily its mere custodian; and she tried to instil into the latter a sense of the responsibility that such a charge involved.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
4  I believed he was naturally a man of better tendencies, higher principles, and purer tastes than such as circumstances had developed, education instilled, or destiny encouraged.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  , of the parties, the less I felt justified in judging and blaming either him or Miss Ingram for acting in conformity to ideas and principles instilled into them, doubtless, from their childhood.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
6  I feared early instilled prejudice: I wanted to have you safe before hazarding confidences.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  I dare say it was with the best intentions; But I get reprimanded for permitting radical ideas to be instilled in the minds of the young.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT I
8  No one had instilled into him this love for Pierre whom he saw only occasionally.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XII
9  She seemed to possess by instinct all the household wisdom that his long apprenticeship had not instilled in him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
10  The sufferings of the first six years of her life had instilled something passive into her nature.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
11  The instilment thereof into her mind would probably have caused this aged sister to drop down dead, at once, as by the effect of an intensely poisonous infusion.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
12  Golenishtchev never let slip an opportunity of instilling sound ideas about art into Mihailov.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 13
13  He's worse than a Jacobin freethinker, and he instils such pernicious ideas into the minds of the young that I can hardly describe it.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT IV
Example Sentence:
1  I wanted Janet to trust me so I could instill new habits into her life.
2  I consider it important to instill a pride in the players.
3  I consider it important to instil a pride in the players.
4  They hope that their work will instil a sense of responsibility in children.
5  The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain.
6  They instilled in their children a respect for Welsh tradition and culture.