• A very inflated frog displays herself to other frogs
    A very inflated frog displays herself to other frogs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inflator an air pump operated by hand to inflate something (as a tire)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The movie "Cleopatra" cost $44 million to make in 1963. The same movie would now cost $300 million to make taking inflation into account
    • n inflator See inflater.
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  • Gerald Barzan
    Gerald Barzan
    “I wasn't affected by inflation, I had nothing to inflate.”
  • Roger Bootle
    Roger Bootle
    “Inflation is determined by money supply growth.”
  • Milton Friedman
    “Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.”
  • Leon Henderson
    Leon Henderson
    “Having a little inflation is like being a little pregnant.”
  • Robert Orben
    Robert Orben
    “Inflation is the crabgrass in your savings.”
  • Marty Ragaway
    Marty Ragaway
    “One good thing can be said for inflation: without it there would be no football.”


In literature:

An economic cycle invariably starts with inflation.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Ending inflation means freeing all Americans from the terror of runaway living costs.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
Inflated sentiment all this looks to the man of this world.
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
This was the aspirating cylinder, which drew hydrogen from an inflated bag, and mixed it with twice its bulk of air by means of a two-way cock.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 417" by Various
And how healthful the breeze that inflates our lungs!
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
It burned no incense under the nostrils of an already inflated and vain people.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
It burned no incense under the nostrils of an already inflated and vain people.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When the balls were but partially inflated, it was observed that the hand could better seize them.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
The inflated 'r' and the smothered 'r' never quite harmonise.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Outsiders rush in lickety smash, and invest all the money they can rake and scrape, in these inflated stocks.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 26, September 24, 1870" by Various
Inflated obscurities, bloated insignificances, who knows or cares whence they came or what they are?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
His hat was well back, and he seemed to be inflated with secrecy.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
I know that they will lose all their majesty and glory, if they betray any inflation.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Now inflate the lung several times, and let it collapse.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The critics say that his sublimity of diction is sometimes carried to an extreme, so that his language becomes inflated.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
Which I figured would pay for roughly a year and a half of college the way those already inflated costs were skyrocketing.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
He inflated it before he went to breakfast.
"Just William" by Richmal Crompton
Might as well blow it before inflation kills it.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
With the bursting of the bubble of inflated debt and inflated prices, the excessive importations ceased.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Inflation of money market.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom

In poetry:

What youthful dreams of high renown
Bade me inflate the parson's gown,
That went not up, nor yet came down?
"Avitor" by Francis Bret Harte
Wealth, well fawn'd on, and — well-hated;
Want,— with brutal malice mated;
And, to teach the twain,
Shallow priestcraft, self-inflated,
Dreary, dull, and vain!
"Country Life" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
We falter, half-rebuked, and sing again.
We chant thy desertness and haggard gloom,
Or with thy splendid wrath inflate the strain,
Or touch it with thy colour and perfume.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
Perceiving this, the bactrian's frame
With anger was inflated,
Till, growing larger, he became
Egregiously elated;
For inspiration's sudden spell
Had pointed out a way to swell.
"The Arrogant Frog And The Superior Bull" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
SPLENDOR of ended day, floating and filling me!
Hour prophetic—hour resuming the past!
Inflating my throat—you, divine average!
You, Earth and Life, till the last ray gleams, I sing.
"Song At Sunset" by Walt Whitman
O the orator's joys!
To inflate the chest—to roll the thunder of the voice out from the
ribs and throat,
To make the people rage, weep, hate, desire, with yourself,
To lead America—to quell America with a great tongue.
"Poems Of Joys" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Gypsum, Lumber Finish One and Two in 1999's Building Material Price Inflation Race.
Will Iran's Runaway Inflation Spark an Oil Bull Market .
Glen Burnie Walmart shoppers to be confronted with giant, bloodied, inflatable pig.
Today, Americans save less and earn a lower minimum wage — in real, or inflation-adjusted, terms — than at nearly any other time since 1950.
Occupants of an inflatable skiff escaped serious injury or more likely, death, by just minutes on Sunday morning.
The Fed's Ticking Inflation Bomb.
Fed Cannot Allow Temporary Inflation Spike: Lacker.
Walmart is actually paying the $27.5 million to settle allegations that it worked in kahoots with Los Gatos-based Netflix to inflate prices on buying and renting DVD's.
We are your celebration authority for clowns , fun food machines, magicians, carnival games, inflatable fun, rides, face painters, moonwalks, costume characters, crafts, tents, catering and more.
Nitrogen has been used to inflate tires in racecars, airplanes and over-the-road trucks for many years.
Explosions that were heard during the fire were from inflated tires that blew up, he said.
You could call it Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment 3, or IRVE-3.
NASA successfully tests hypersonic inflatable heat shield .
After its successful test launch of the Inflatable Re-entry Vehicle Experiment 3, NASA says that this technology could be used to land humans on Mars.
China's inflation rate slows again.

In science:

Sci., 27, (1987) 17. N. Reuge, F.M. Schmidt, Y. Le Maoult, M. Rachik, F. Abbé, Elastomer Biaxial Characterisation using Bubble Inflation Technique, to be publish in Polym.
Tools for multiaxial validation of behavior laws chosen for modeling hyper-elasticity of rubber-like materials
Lett. 107, 051103. W.-T. Ni (2012), Solar-system tests of the inflation model with a Weyl term arXiv:1203.2465. R. D.
Equivalence Principles, Lense-Thirring Effects, and Solar-System Tests of Cosmological Models
These kinds of models include the above-mentioned zero-inflated models.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
Rathbun, S.L. and Fei, S. (2006) A spatial zero-inflated Poisson regression model for oak regeneration, Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 13, 409-426.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
Ver Hoef, J.M.V. and Jansen, J.K. (2007) Space–time zero-inflated count models of Harbor seals, Environmetrics, 18, 697–712.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
Omiting inflation from the list of tests will lower the flat model scores by 1 and increase the open models scores by +1.
Cosmic radiation generated during the inflation leads to the big bang for the cosmic expansion.
The cyclic universe
The collision starts the inflation transition. During the inflation, there is a continuos flow of the bulk 9-brane generated from the hidden brane to maintain a continuos collision.
The cyclic universe
In the vacuum universe model, the universe not only gains its existence from the vacuum but also fattens itself with the vacuum. During the inflation, the absorbed pre-adjacent vacuum is emitted to become instantly the add space for the inflation.
The vacuum interpretation of quantum mechanics and the vacuum universe
The empty space is generated as the gap among the mixed branes during the big bang inflation.
The vacuum interpretation of quantum mechanics and the vacuum universe
This leads to the notion of ever lasting or eternal inflation.
Cosmology from the Top Down
The original argument for eternal inflation, went as follows.
Cosmology from the Top Down
On the other hand, if there were no inflation, the correlations must have been present at the beginning of the expansion of the universe.
Cosmology from the Top Down
So, by positing the existence of a dark energy component, it became possible to account for the 70 to 80% discrepancy between the measured mass density and the critical energy density predicted by inflation (8–11).
The Dark Age of the Universe
To evaluate the ability of the future CMB experiments as Planck and the hypothetical Inflation Probe to detect the sterile neutrino mass we employ the quadratic estimator method to compute the expected noise power spectrum from lensing extraction.
Sterile Neutrino as Dark Matter candidate from CMB alone