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When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning—how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Lord Byron
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English

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to inspire

Third person singular
inspir

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to inspire (third-person singular simple present inspir, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
  2. To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
  3. To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.
  4. To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.
  5. To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to.
    to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue.

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French

Verb

inspire

  1. First-person singular present indicative of inspirer.
  2. Third-person singular present indicative of inspirer.
  3. First-person singular present subjunctive of inspirer.
  4. Third-person singular present subjunctive of inspirer.
  5. Second-person singular imperative of inspirer .

Spanish

inspire

  1. First-person singular present subjunctive of inspirar.
  2. Third-person singular present subjunctive of inspirar.
  3. Second-person singular imperative of inspirar.

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