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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of inculcate.

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  • It is only the result of inherited and inculcated (the word inculcated means _kicked in_) ideas to which all "well bred" youths have been subjected for centuries; the idea being that the closer they were kept in the realm of innocence, which is only another name for ignorance, the better "bred" they are.

    Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living Some Things That All Sane People Ought to Know About Sex Nature and Sex Functioning; Its Place in the Economy of Life, Its Proper Training and Righteous Exercise

  • "Company manners" are unknown to such children; and it is this early training which produces the charm of manner peculiar to high-bred persons; but the absolute perfection of manner is to be seen, only when the nature is as noble as the breeding; and politeness has been inculcated from the earliest commencement of life.

    A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding

  • The duty inculcated is an act of common justice and charity, which, while it was taught by the law of nature, was more clearly and forcibly enjoined in the law delivered by

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Dido [2] make her bulls hide very extensive & I can stretch my subject. mere poetical flourishes without any moral principle inculcated is like — a false building in a city garden — or Burkes book [3] — or two certain looking glasses. they have often reflected upon me — retaliation is but fair.

    Letter 70

  • And I rather doubt that any parent of a queer kid would profess to being "inculcated" by the media, or pressure groups, or individuals, into not recoiling in disgust from their own child.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • I filled all the little spaces that occurred between the remarkable days in the calendar with proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality as the means of procuring wealth, and thereby securing virtue.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • Its "proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality as the means of procuring wealth and thereby securing virtue," were sown like seed all over the land.

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "This defendant had evidently become imbued with the idea inculcated by those around him that the organized miners were engaged in an industrial warfare upon one side of which his own organization was alone represented, while on the other hand they were confronted with the powers of organized capital, supported by executive authority, and which counter organization included, or at least controlled, the courts, which were the final arbiters upon all legal questions involved.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908

  • And observing that it was generally read, scarce any neighborhood in the province being without it, I considered it as a proper vehicle for conveying instruction among the common people, who bought scarcely any other books; I therefore filled all the little spaces that occurred between the remarkable days in the calendar with proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality as a means of procuring wealth, and thereby securing virtue; it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly as, to use here one of the proverbs, it is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • The German and American public works programs served another important function too: they regimented large portions of the American and German workforces and inculcated national cultures of discipline, order, sacrifice, and loyalty to the state.

    A Renegade History of the United States

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