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  • v. Present participle of inspirit.
  • adj. Giving impetus or spirit; animating, encouraging.

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  • adj. cheerfully encouraging


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From inspirit +‎ -ing.


  • There lingered behind her that peculiar fragrance of modern womanhood, refreshing, inspiriting, which is so entirely different from the merely feminine perfume, however exquisite.

    Born in Exile

  • Last night we watched an inspiriting propaganda film made in 1942, The Day Will Come, or some such title, about Norway, Preminger.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • O Moonwalking dynamo who adept at inspiriting audiences church, you communed with us, as if each concert was Sunday service nursing whip-saved pews of kinsfolk, scars hemmed, in JC's South?

    Homage To The King Of Pop

  • All of soul-inspiriting fled with sleep, and dark melancholy clouded every thought.

    Chapter 10

  • Last weekend saw the continent of Africa's largest demonstration of public concern on the streets of Durban, which was truly inspiriting.

    Jonathan Wootliff: Good News From Durban

  • On the contrary, it obtains the re-inspiriting of the body and all its lowly matter.

    Scott Cairns: Art and the Meaning of Creation

  • We need to feed democracy, nourishing the culture of politics with social imagination, inspiriting people to think before they act, and to act for the greatest good.

    Annals of The Culture of Politics: Tea and Empathy

  • This catalog, which also contains five essays by as many art historians, becomes a conversation about the many ways to approach a great artist and his relationship with the natural world — a relationship that for Poussin was by turns terrifying and inspiriting, humbling and ennobling.

    The Man Who Remade the Met

  • It was a brief but inspiriting interlude of “butterfly idleness” spent in “the most cordial and sociable city in the Union.”


  • Regardless of whatever is sung and where it is sung, singing is intrinsically inspiriting.

    Patriotism’s Double Edge


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