What does the word inspirit mean?

Usage examples for inspirit

  1. The lights in the streets after dark and the quick running of her blood, combined to strike sparks of fancy and inspirit the task of composition at night. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Religious zeal is seen to inspirit the Spaniards more constantly and conspicuously than it stimulated his English contemporary. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  3. And then I saw what she had doubtless seen before, the masts of a ship rising straightly among the trees with that stiffness and straightness of dead wood, which is beyond that of live, unless, indeed, in a storm at sea, when the wind can so inspirit it, that I have seen a mast of pine possessed by all the rage of yielding of its hundred years on the spur of a mountain. – The Heart's Highway A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century by Mary E. Wilkins