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


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  • – The necessity of obedience early instilled is the foundation of all good management.

    The Mother's Book

  • Instead of aiming at its proper control, the idea instilled is that the mere mention of sexuality, and even its very existence, are things gravely immoral.

    The Sexual Life of the Child

  • When the disaster is not interrupted by acts of violence, it causes an irreparable destruction of the youthfulness of the soul, it is the idea instilled in us forever that all can betray, since we have been betrayed in that manner.

    Cosmopolis — Complete

  • Camille's mother has driven her into an absurd quest to pack on charity work to her college application, demonstrating the notion instilled early in Upper East Siders 'lives that community service means picking out dresses to be featured at charity fashion shows.

    The Full Feed from

  • However obscure his responsibility for the affair is to each, and however strong the idea instilled into all of them that they are not men, but governors, officials, officers, and soldiers, and as such beings can violate every human duty, the nearer they approach the place of the execution, the stronger their doubts as to its being right, and this doubt will reach its highest point when the very moment for carrying it out has come.

    The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • Namely, as Lenin insisted, in order for the proletariat to acquire revolutionary consciousness, such consciousness must be "instilled" in them by the elitist Communist Party "from the outside."

    Lenin & 'The Radiant Future'

  • And although they may have disagreed with the situation I think once their country called 'em they felt an obligation — that patriotism is just kind of instilled in 'em.

    Oral History Interview with Strom Thurmond, July 1978. Interview A-0334. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • "I was raised with the idea instilled in me that only a person with unstable and unsound beliefs tries to silence those with beliefs different from his or her own.

    Matthew Harwood: No Dominion: The Dangerous Fight Against Christian Supremacists in the Armed Forces

  • "Our team motto here, which Jason kind of instilled in us, was put tthe eam first," said midfielder Andy Williams, who has been with Real Salt Lake since Kreis was a player.

    New Orleans Saints Central

  • I feel like that's better because it's kind of instilled in your brain.

    The Seattle Times


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