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  • v. Present participle of inbreathe.


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  • The descriptions, graphic as they undoubtedly are, lack for the most part the final imaginative touch; the kind of inbreathing of life which afterwards gave such individual charm to Dickens 'word-painting.

    Life of Charles Dickens

  • I sat in meditation two days and two nights, abstracting my mind; inbreathing and outbreathing in the required manner


  • From hence, I say, it is, -- namely, from the nature and name of the Holy Spirit, -- that his immediate actings on the minds of men, in the supernatural communication of divine revelations unto them, is called "inspiration" or inbreathing.


  • Never did I hear any thing more sonorously grand and awful than that portentous inbreathing of Gog and Magog, resounding through the Gothic vastness of Guildhall; but, behold! how omnipotent is the dreaming imagination!

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 321, July 5, 1828

  • Symbolically, we may say with the Hindus that the Universe begins and ends with two opposite movements: an emanation from Brahmâ, it is born when the breast of God sends forth the heavenly outbreathing, it dies, reabsorbed, when the universal inbreathing takes place.

    Reincarnation A Study in Human Evolution

  • It possesses the power to attract and to repel; a microcosm, it has its outbreathing and inbreathing, as has the Macrocosm; like Brahmâ, it creates its bodies and destroys them, although in the vast majority of mankind it exercises this power more or less unconsciously and under the irresistible impulsion of the force of evolution -- the divine Will.

    Reincarnation A Study in Human Evolution

  • Here followed an ominous inbreathing, ending in an explosive

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • It is an inspired Book, and inspiration is the inbreathing of God himself.

    And Judas Iscariot Together with other evangelistic addresses

  • Inspiration means an 'inbreathing,' a breathing in of true knowledge, and because the omnipresent Good comes into every consciousness prepared to receive it, there is an inbreathing in accordance with the readiness to receive.

    The Right Knock A Story

  • The inbreathing of the Almighty, All-powerful Truth, giveth understanding.

    The Right Knock A Story


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