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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inspirable Capable of being inspired or drawn into the lungs; inhalable; respirable; admitting inspiration.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name for Ivory Soap was inspired by a verse from the Bible. Harley Proctor got though of the name when the minister read from Psalms 45:8, "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad."
    • inspirable Capable of being inspired or breathed; that may be drawn into the lungs; inhalable, as air or vapors.
    • inspirable That may become inspired or infused with something; capable of being affected by or as if by inspiration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The book The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley, was the inspiration behind Jim Morrison naming his band The Doors. The book extolls the use of hallucinogenic drugs.
    • adj Inspirable able to be inhaled
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  • Homer
    “Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspired.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
    “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “What three things do you want to accomplish this year? Write them down and place them on your refrigerator for inspiration all year long.”
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    “When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best -- that is inspiration.”
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    “Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.”
  • Andre Gide
    “Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.”


Awe inspiring - Something or someone that is awe inspiring amazes people in a slightly frightening but positive way.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. inspirārein, into, spirāre, to breathe.


In literature:

At Richmond Gustave had an inspiration.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Here lay inspiration for a continent.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
He raised his baton with quick, inspired movement.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
It is as hard for such a man to keep from being inspired as it is for the rest of us to make ourselves inspired.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
That was an inspiration on your part, Mr.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Surely the geologist's field of labor is replete with interest, inspiration, even romance.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
He is himself a never-ending source of inspiration.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
The temple is the centre and inspiration of the Sikh religion.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The patriot is inspired by his heroic chief.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Such an opposition betrays the weakness of the opposers, and does not inspire respect.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
But then he had only taken up his pen when inspiration had come.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
Ellaphine feared it was somebody coming with the haste that bad news inspires.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
She looked at the sky as though the movement were inspired by her thought.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
He glanced fearfully round the room as though someone was in hiding to surprise his inspiration.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Very frequently he is regarded as inspired.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
Nature's whim was the inspiration which had brought the station into existence.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Such an object, when recognized, inspires the sentiment of love.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
What thoughts the story inspired in the listener it would have been impossible to say.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
The enlarged ideas, the generous and manly feelings inspired by a liberal education, were utterly unknown to them.
"The Lusiad" by Luís de Camões
Corsini, strangely inspired, played as one possessed.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

No, that was not passion,
It was the vague tenderness
Inspired by a sickly child,
Lang syne, and moon pale nights.
"For The Reader's Ear" by Jose Asuncion Silva
But thou canst still my heart inspire,
And Heaven can strength renew;
I feel thy presence, holy fire!
My Philip will be true.
"Rosamond's Song Of Hope" by Robert Bloomfield
The song thou sang'st the North t' inspire
With virtue and with power,
The three must with united choir
Lift up this very hour!
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The sage physician feels my aid
Most when he knows not what to do:
I whisper then, "Be not afraid,
"For I inspire thy patient too."
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
Happy the heart where graces reign,
Where love inspires the breast;
Love is the brightest of the train,
And strengthens all the rest.
"Hymn 38" by Isaac Watts
Now be my heart inspired to sing
The glories of my Savior King,
Jesus the Lord; how heav'nly fair
His form! how bright his beauties are!
"Psalm 45 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Wounded veteran inspires on the court.
Miss out on the Mad Men inspired collection from Banana Republic .
Lil Wayne says Kobe Bryant inspires him in life.
Step into the wild with this whimsical mix of animal-inspired rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Heather Francoeur, vice president and Derry branch manager for Citizens Bank, receives the Al Venne Be Inspired Award from Joe Carelli, president of Citizens Bank New Hampshire.
MANCHESTER — Citizens Bank awarded its annual Al Venne "Be Inspired Award" to Heather Francoeur, vice president and branch manager in Derry, for her outstanding commitment to the community.
Drawing inspiration from artists including Imogen Cunningham, Karl Blossfeldt, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Mary Delaney, Isabel Bannerman creates striking portraits of plants on black backgrounds.
Berlin-Inspired Success Story Grows Beyond Campus.
It gets its name from the winning barbecue sauce recipe from which it was originally inspired.
First, I am addicted to the music of Dierks Bentley, especially the last all bluegrass inspired album called "Up On The Ridge" that he put out.
I went to Bear Lake this week, and felt inspired to talk about some beachy trends we can find here in Utah.
Images of hippie-era love beads and Native American-inspired headbands can condemn beading in jewelry and accessories to appearing quaint at best.
Losing the Inspirer, Not the Inspiration.
Although it will be difficult to top Thornton Mellon's inspirational commencement address, Vice President Biden will have three opportunities this Spring to inspire college students.
'Justified' star boards Kafka-inspired dramatic thriller inspired.

In science:

Inspired by the successes of chRMT as an exact description of the statistical properties of the QCD Dirac spectrum, we have constructed a schematic model for the chiral phase transition.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
The generating scheme uses the so-called superpotential and is inspired by recent studies of similar equations in supergravity.
Exact Inflationary Solutions from a Superpotential
Gromov’s theorem inspired the more general problem (see, e.g.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
This observation inspired Herschel in 1884 to say that there was undoubtedly a hole in the sky.
Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century
Moreover, the author thanks Detlev Buchholz, Hartmann R¨omer, Gerd Rudolph and Matthias Schmidt for inspiring discussions.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
The simulation of a black hole inspiral collision is one of the most important open problems facing numerical relativity.
Simple excision of a black hole in 3+1 numerical relativity
Furthermore, the scattering has been computed from the string up to genus two in the string-inspired supergravity approximation and twelve derivatives.
On the finiteness of N=8 quantum supergravity
Kellogg Laboratory and inspired physicists throughout the world to measure or calculate the most important details of the p − p chain and the CNO cycle.
How the sun shines
Some of the ideas in the next theorem are inspired by the work of Hisakado . 28 A matrix is Toeplitz, when its (i, j )th entry depends on i − j .
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
The rule is inspired in the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld (BTW) model .
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
To sample from an exponential distribution, Fern´andez and Rivero proposed a simple algorithm inspired by statistical physics.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Valsakumar has been and shall always remain a constant source of inspiration to all my endeavours. I thank R.
Monte Carlo: Basics
This is the main idea inspiring our dynamical model that should mimic the evolution of a system of users and providers.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
The methods of this paper are inspired by those of sub ject to some serious variations.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
The idea of wave-particle duality inspired E.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations