• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inspirator (Mach) A kind of injector for forcing water by steam. See Injector n., 2.
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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."
    • n inspirator In a steam-engine, a double injector, or two combined injectors coöperating, the one raising the water from the pump-chambers or reservoirs and delivering it to the other, which forces it into the boiler. Instead of delivering the water to the boiler, the second injector might throw the water outboard, in which mode of operation it would be an ejector, and it is sometimes so called. See injector.
    • n inspirator An apparatus for inhaling or drawing in air, gas, or vapor.
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  • Marianne Williamson
    Marianne Williamson
    “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.”
  • Nolan Bushnell
    Nolan Bushnell
    “The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.”
  • George Gershwin
    George Gershwin
    “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.”
  • Otto Von Bismarck
    “I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Only poetry inspires poetry.”


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


In literature:

The Louis Quinze painters may be said, indeed, to have had the romantic temperament with the classic inspiration.
"French Art" by W. C. Brownell
We may then conveniently consider the question of their inspiration.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
They work under the spell of leadership, for real leadership always inspires confidence.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Is this the source of your inspiration when you berate your betters?
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
The note itself was a divine inspiration.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
All can climb the heights with him and catch inspiring glimpses at least of the ideal and the infinite.
"The Vision of Sir Launfal" by James Russell Lowell
I could not go, but the scene that I had just witnessed gave me an inspiration.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
He died July 10, 1879, universally mourned for his inspired work, and his amiable character.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
I waited till their slow and hoarser inspirations showed them to be both asleep.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
They professed to be inspired, and inspired they were, but they did not profess to be wholly infallible, and it is certain they were not so.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
He no longer inspires his troops with confidence.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
But it is not improbable that she inspired the remark.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Nothing that had been told him of the New York banker who had married his gentle aunt was calculated to inspire him with a sense of kinship.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
For this it would be necessary that art itself should deign to inspire my pen.
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
Writers should claim the same liberty of choice, the same spontaneity of inspiration.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
All the foliage about him was of that tender green inspired by the humidity of the dank, river atmosphere.
"The Trail of the Axe" by Ridgwell Cullum
Here we have again an attempt to assert inspiration not only for the book itself but also for its translation.
"The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation" by Ernst Von Dobschutz
These helps are for inspiration, not respiration and circulation.
"Sunday-School Success" by Amos R. Wells
A book that is not inspiring cannot be proved to be inspired.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes

In poetry:

--For always have we held thee, Poesy,
To be our Goddess, mighty and august,
Our only passion,--Mother calling thee,
And holding Inspiration in mistrust.
"Epilogue" by Paul Verlaine
It is not revolutions and upheavals
That clear the road to new and better days,
But revelations, lavishness and torments
Of someone's soul, inspired and ablaze.
"After The Storm" by Boris Pasternak
God knows what motive such large zeal inspires,
God knows the star for which I climb and crave,
God knows, and only God, the eating fires
That in my bosom rave.
"Aspiration" by Madison Julius Cawein
And O! if yet 'twere mine to dwell
Where Cam or Isis winds along,
Perchance, inspired with ardour chaste,
I yet might call the ear of taste
To listen to my song.
"To My Lyre" by Henry Kirke White
A mind Michael Angelo knew
That can pierce the clouds,
Or inspired by frenzy
Shake the dead in their shrouds;
Forgotten else by mankind,
An old man's eagle mind.
"An Acre Of Grass" by William Butler Yeats
All that parental-vanity desires,
All that the friend can muse upon and mourn,
All that the lover's ardent vow inspires,
In thee, Sophia! from the world was torn!
"Elegy On Sophia Graham" by Matilda Betham

In news:

From the Five Hotel in Cannes director Brandon Cronenberg opens up on how his own illness was the inspiration behind his new movie Antiviral .
One woman's job search becomes a viral source of inspiration for countless others.
The Rolls-Royce art-deco -inspired display at the Paris motor show.
A profile view of the Rolls-Royce art-deco -inspired Ghost for the Paris auto show.
The contrast piping in the art-deco -inspired Rolls-Royce Ghost at the Paris motor show.
The interior of the Rolls-Royce art-deco -inspired Ghost at the Paris motor show.
Looks inspired by the 1920s.
We all look back and think of teachers that have inspired us—those who teach us more than what can be captured within the confines of textbook.
Of East End Inspirations and Derek Jeter.
Bodybuilder provides inspiration to hit the gym.
Advice Inspired by Jack Bogle .
Drollest boiled -frog-inspired imagery so far.
Boilermaker Executive Director Tim Reed says a very special race day guest who will help inspire runners.
"It might inspire people to come," said Larry Phillips, 12, who hopes the mural helps inspire others to volunteer their time.
Inspire Dance Company is a place for the V.I.P (Values the arts, Inspires others, Preserves).

In science:

The results of this manuscript also inspired the analogous treatment of extremal points of the discrete Gaussian free field in the box [−n, n]2 sub ject to zero boundary conditions, where, for example, the size of the largest subbox of α-high points of the field corresponds to (1.4) here (see for details).
How large a disc is covered by a random walk in n steps?
It is in fact these results that inspired the ones that are presented here.
Lifting Bell inequalities
In fact we are inspired by these references.
The random case of Conley's theorem
In this case, the moduli contribution has a resemblance to the dilaton dominated scenario in string-inspired supergravity.
Bottom-Up Approach to Moduli Dynamics in Heavy Gravitino Scenario : Superpotential, Soft Terms and Sparticle Mass Spectrum
Inspired by the BGS conjecture for quantum systems, we expect a link between the dynamical properties of the stochastic process T and the statistical properties of the spectrum of associated unitary matrices SG .
From quantum graphs to quantum random walks
This work was inspired by a similar analysis for general quantum systems by Sieber and Richter (2001).
From quantum graphs to quantum random walks
In , pseudorandom operators inspired by quantum chaotic maps were built which efficiently create entanglement and matrix element distributions close to RMT.
Intermediate quantum maps for quantum computation
But the original (and longest) proof from is what really inspires us.
Random symmetric matrices are almost surely non-singular
We are inspired by the case p = 1/2 where explicit calculations can be done.
Concentration for independent random variables with heavy tails
We will provide some new ones, though to do so we have been strongly inspired by techniques of K.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
To do so, we have been inspired by the algebraic part of the work of Schlechta (see Proposition 5.2.5 of [Sch04]).
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Introducing market power of some sort is certainly interesting in light of the focus of the sociological and physics-inspired literature on issues of power of some individuals over others.
Emergent Statistical Wealth Distributions in Simple Monetary Exchange Models: A Critical Review
Wonderful varieties are pro jective algebraic varieties (for us, over the field of complex numbers C) endowed with an action of a semisimple connected algebraic group G, having certain properties which have been inspired by the compactifications of symmetric homogeneous spaces given by De Concini and Procesi in [DP83].
Simple Immersions of Wonderful Varieties
Last for inspiring discussions and comments.
Random discrete Schr\"odinger operators from Random Matrix Theory
Inspired by Eqns. (3) and (4) we here derive a general condition in terms of moments for a subnet to be of the same type as the global network.
Sampling properties of random graphs: the degree distribution