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inspire someone with something

to use something to inspire someone; to stimulate or encourage someone with something. The president inspired us all with patriotic speeches. She inspired us all with her story of heroism.
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inspire something in someone

to stimulate a particular quality in someone. You do not particularly inspire trust in me. She inspires fear in me.
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References in classic literature ?
Thus it could hardly happen, that the majority of the Senate would feel any other complacency towards the object of an appointment than such as the appearances of merit might inspire, and the proofs of the want of it destroy.
I wanted the men of Helium to see me and to know that their beloved princess was here, too, for I knew that this knowledge would inspire them to even greater deeds of valor than they had performed in the past, though great indeed must have been those which won for them a way into the almost impregnable palace of the tyrant of the north.
There are two things which principally inspire mankind with care and love of their offspring, knowing it is their own, and what ought to be the object of their affection, neither of which can take place in this sort of community.
I also took along a towel and a cake of soap, to inspire respect in the Arabs, who would take me for a king in disguise.
Mrs Deborah no sooner observed this than she fell to squeezing and kissing, with as great raptures as sometimes inspire the sage dame of forty and five towards a youthful and vigorous bridegroom, crying out, in a shrill voice, "O, the dear little creature
The general description of the sort of phenomena that bear on our present question is as follows: A person states that his desires are so-and-so, and that it is these desires that inspire his actions; but the outside observer perceives that his actions are such as to realize quite different ends from those which he avows, and that these different ends are such as he might be expected to desire.
I do not wish to hurt your feelings, but your name has been associated in the past with too many failures to inspire us with any confidence in engaging you as an ally.
If anything in this world could inspire me with fear," he remarked, "it would be the generosity of the Prince of Saxe Leinitzer.
Their stories inspire me to appreciate every moment because you never know what might happen.
Her absolute faith in the power of an individual to change the world inspires me.
Love Is For Everyone, is a new lifestyle brand positioned to inspire a positive change in the apparel market through thought-provoking positive art and 100% organic cotton.
The popular novel "The Legend of Holly Claus" is the first in a planned series of books and films involving Holly Claus and her quest to inspire children, and adults, to discover and realize their dreams.
This unique partnership with Mattel, the world's largest toy company, aims to inspire and stimulate kids' creativity through product innovation, co-branding and marketing of the best kid-invented toys.
It is designed to inspire individuals around the world to unleash the power of their dreams.
The Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy durability data demonstrates that significant reductions in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity and quality of life measures were maintained at the 18-month mark.