instil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v instil enter drop by drop "instill medication into my eye"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • instil To pour in by drops.
    • instil Hence To infuse slowly or by degrees into the mind or feelings; cause to be imbibed; insinuate; inject.
    • instil Synonyms Infuse, etc. See implant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Instil in-stil′ to drop into: to infuse slowly into the mind
    • pr.p Instil instil′ling; pa.p. instilled′
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Quotations

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    “Instill the love of you into all the world, for a good character is what is remembered.”

Usage

In literature:

From his very infancy she endeavored to instil into his nature habits of truthfulness, industry and thrift.
"Sword and Pen" by John Algernon Owens
Of course you have all helped to instill this nonsense into the child's head.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
The same conditions that instilled into him a taste for war, could not fail in the end to make him fond of duelling.
"Patrician and Plebeian" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
It was an unfortunate recollection, for it instilled new ambitions within him.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
But was there no way to instill courage into this man?
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Clearly, the effects of the drop of poison instilled so adroitly into their lives by Don Felipe were beginning to be felt.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
How far cleanliness and neatness may be instilled is apparent from the nature of the work.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
There is an incessant attempt to instill into the minds of the young principles in opposition to, and destructive of Christianity.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 8, August, 1880" by Various
It took months to break the habit of studying aloud, and will take years to instil habits of perseverance and self-reliance.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
It showed that the "never say die" spirit, that they had tried so hard to instill, was there in abundance.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
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In poetry:

While sleep instils her poppy dews
In every slumbering eye,
I watch to meditate and muse,
In blest tranquillity.
"Watching Unto God In The Night Season (3)" by William Cowper
No raging sea of sorrow there
Had e'er their muddy billow swept
Over his soul's instilling fear,
Nor had the man of pleasure wept.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
Nor could it fail to meet the eye
And reverent thoughts instil,
As there above the township high,
And pointing always to the sky,
It stood upon the hill.
"The Church upon the Hill" by John O Brien
Our country is young, let us early instil
Deep into the minds of the youthful and fair,
The greatness of virtue, uprightness and will,
And the poet will help you to 'stablish them there.
"Is There Room For The Poet?" by Thomas Frederick Young
There coward Rumours walk their murderous round;
The glance, that more than rural blame instils;
Whispers that, tinged with friendship, doubly wound;
Pity that injures, and concern that kills.
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone
Where Sleep her bubble-jewels spilled
Of dreams; and Silence twilight-filled
Her emerald buckets, star-instilled,
With liquid whispers of lost springs,
And mossy tread of woodland things,
And drip of dew that greenly clings.
"The Forest Way" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Being grateful for my freedom was definitely instilled in me by both of my parents at a very early age.
With a whip of a skirt and a sweep of a brightly colored shawl, the art of flamenco dancing is one that instills a burning passion into practitioners and viewers alike.
Ghostly experience can be jarring, but also may instill belief.
How and when do we instill character.
Coach Peter Laviolette tried to instill an aggressive approach against Devils.
Jean Finnegan Biden, the mother of Vice President Biden, was remembered Tuesday as a strong-willed woman of unshakable faith who instilled a sense of loyalty and courage in her children.
That doesn't instill the sort of trust we need.
As a flight instructor, he gets to instill that love in his students.
Leading youth in hunting exercises keeps Louisiana's outdoor sports alive as well as investing time in our youth, instilling values they can pass on to future generations.
Bloomberg Alex Gorsky's experience in the service instilled strong communication skills and a comfort with diversity, according to people who have worked with him.
It's instilled through simple but surprisingly profound lessons: tell the truth, be kind, do unto others.
I recently saw a survey that asked ordinary Americans the two situations that would instill the most fear and panic within them.
We must try to move up and instill well integrity in the mindset of well engineers.
The measures need to be deeply instilled enterprisewide with strong leadership "Even years down the road certain departments and agencies never fully bought into the process," Barganier says.
Kirk Muller (bottom left) has instilled a new attitude in Carolina after more.
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In science:

Pulmonary toxicity of single-wall carbon nanotubes in mice 7 and 90 days after intratracheal instillation. Toxicol.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
Third, the fact that two different analysis methods arrived at essentially the same results instills confidence in the implementation of both methods.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
For surrogate time series su (t) of u(t), if IN [su ] and IL [su ] stay within the expected tolerance given the above errors, this instils condence that the surrogates actually allow a test against a linear Gaussian process.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
This instils condence that IL and IN behave as expected.
Testing the assumptions of linear prediction analysis in normal vowels
To model the counts in correlated fields, we use a standard Cholesky decomposition technique to instill the distribution of galaxy overdensities with the correlation matrix Σ, and then Poisson-sample the correlated distribution to generate the counts in each field.
A Method for Measuring the Bias of High-Redshift Galaxies from Cosmic Variance
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