American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To breathe (something) in; inhale.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To infuse by breathing; communicate by inspiration.
- v. transitive, intransitive To breathe (something) in; imbreathe.
- v. transitive To inspire (a person); communicate by inspiration; infuse by breathing.
- v. transitive To draw in as breath; inhale; inspire.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To infuse by breathing; to inspire.
- From Middle English inbrethen, equivalent to in- + breathe. (Wiktionary)
“The very instant you wholeheartedly turn away from every symptom of distrust and discouragement, the blessed Holy Spirit will quicken your faith and inbreathe divine strength into your soul....”
“For one instant the preacher paused, for the awed and listening mass of people who had been literally holding their breath, were compelled to inbreathe, and the catch of breath was heard through all the place.”
“In a nutshell you focus on someone else’s (someone you directly know – ummm YOU!) pain/suffering/fear/etc on the inbreathe and on the outbreathe you send them (YOU!) peace, love, compassion, happiness, assurity, optimism – whatever you feel they need.”
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