inspiriting


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in·spir·it

 (ĭn-spĭr′ĭt)
tr.v. in·spir·it·ed, in·spir·it·ing, in·spir·its
To instill courage or life into.

in·spir′it·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inspiriting - cheerfully encouraging
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
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She is too unhappy to feel the inspiriting influence of the dance.
The noisy delight of the children, the inspiriting effort of packing up in a hurry, roused all her energies.
The fear of discovery which had troubled her after she had sent her base letter to the post, vanished at that inspiriting moment.
Then a scene ensued which was in every way gratifying and inspiriting.
With this inspiriting notion, her questions increased in number and meaning; and she particularly led Harriet to talk more of Mr.
The outlook from the windows was not inspiriting. A quarter of a mile in either direction, looking out along the shallow canyon of the sand-hills, Dag Daughtry could see the sentry-boxes of the guards, themselves armed and more prone to kill than to lay hands on any escaping pest-man, much less persuavively discuss with him the advisability of his return to the prison house.
With clasped hands, in breathless suspense, Mercy looked at that inspiriting face, and listened to those golden words.
If I looked as gravely at him as Traddles did, he must have found our company by no means inspiriting.
The Vicar's talk was not always inspiriting: he had escaped being a Pharisee, but he had not escaped that low estimate of possibilities which we rather hastily arrive at as an inference from our own failure.
When she had made Nicholas thoroughly comfortable with these and other inspiriting remarks, she would discourse at length on the arduous duties she had performed that day; and, sometimes, be moved to tears in wondering how, if anything were to happen to herself, the family would ever get on without her.
When cultural appropriation is among the many issues being called out in the world, espe-cially in the fashion and enter-tainment industry, it is pretty inspiriting to see that the Philippines is hitting the nail on the head by bringing the country's vibrant weaving culture onto the centerstage.
Indeed, many of the most inspiriting and life-affirming lyrics are the simplest, those that are impossible to mis-decipher - "should I stay or should I go?", "standing on the beaches looking at the peaches", "I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight / Get teenage kicks right through the night".