from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of instilling; also, that which is instilled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop


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  • The military have also made considerable wealth by the same course, and the consequence was the instilment into every bosom of a consciousness of independence, which was fatal to that strict subordination which ought to be maintained and enforced.

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  • The instilment thereof into her mind would probably have caused this aged sister to drop down dead, at once, as by the effect of an intensely poisonous infusion.

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  • This "instilment of conviction," to use Matthew Arnold's expression, is naturally a complex process in that it usually includes argumentation and often employs suggestion, as the next chapter will illustrate.

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  • But when he reached _Instilment_, his memory became vague, and forgetting that he had already quoted the passage under _Distilment_, he quoted it again as 'the leperous instilment' -- a reading which does not exist in any text of Shakspere, and was a mere temporary hallucination of memory.

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  • Apparently of no concern is the instilment of meaning into the lives of

  • York Metropolitan area, to support the instilment of building character and values CC was raised with.

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  • Owen Pallett graced the stage of Schuba's as the headliner of three breath-taking live performances on Saturday night's instilment of Tomorrow Never Knows.

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