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Word Example of - inspiration

    Example Sentences for inspiration

    It may be that they have been alike your inspiration and your despair.

    They should be the free inheritance and inspiration of all the children of men.

    Remembering our happy days together, why should their inspiration not sustain me now?

    "Therefore will I trust to inspiration," he rejoined blandly.

    The origin and conception of this little work is due to the inspiration of my friend Walter Exley of the Statesman staff.

    She has a genius that is extraordinary,—it is magic,—it is inspiration!

    Now that, in inspiration and imagery, is very clearly derived from native legendary sources.

    Serafina glanced at her companion a moment, as if for inspiration.

    It came from William James a few months before his death, and will ever be an inspiration to me.

    Now, it has been my inspiration to introduce it into statuary.

Word Origin & History of - inspiration

    Word Origin & History

    inspiration c.1300, "immediate influence of God or a god," especially that under which the holy books were written, from O.Fr. inspiration, from L.L. inspirationem (nom. inspiratio), from L. inspiratus, pp. of inspirare "inspire, inflame, blow into," from in-"in" + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit).