inspirit

Part of speech: verb

To fill with spirit; animate.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Mary E. Wilkins.