Yet to hear one of the victims so publicly rejecting the kinds of terms used in the past was inspiring.
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I mean, did you ever meet anybody remotely like the repellant but inspiring Dr. Stone, who is the surgeon at the mission hospital?
Her bouts with cancer—all three of them—were inspiring, heartbreaking, and, most of all, real.
It has proved to be the inspiring theme of many a local poet.
Napier took the right method of inspiring his men with his own heroic spirit.
Franklin and Emerson maintained theirs with a convincing ease, an inspiring joy.
Lydia,” said she, “is there anything ‘awe’-inspiring in this display of the elements?
On September 1, he conducted his service at Vartov as usual, preaching an exceptionally warm and inspiring sermon.
mid-14c., enspiren, "to fill (the mind, heart, etc., with grace, etc.);" also "to prompt or induce (someone to do something)," from Old French enspirer (13c.), from Latin inspirare "inflame; blow into" (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Greek pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c. Also sometimes used in literal sense in Middle English Related: Inspired; inspires; inspiring.
inspire in·spire (ĭn-spīr')
v. in·spired, in·spir·ing, in·spires
To draw in breath; to inhale.