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inculcation

[in-kuhl-key-shuh n] /ˌɪn kʌlˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of inculcating, or teaching or influencing persistently and repeatedly so as to implant or instill an idea, theory, attitude, etc.
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  • The inculcation of such knowledge is an education for peace.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • The inculcation of a duty leaves him passionless and unmoved.

  • The ninth is the inculcation of true happiness as found in virtue.

  • Christianity is the manifestation and inculcation of Universal Love.

    Slavery William E. Channing
  • The inculcation of forgiveness is 'the most striking innovation' in the ethics of the Gospel.

    Lux Mundi Various
  • It is only as a subordinate necessity that the school is a vehicle for the inculcation of facts.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells
  • By education; by the inculcation from infancy of these ideals.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • The leading idea in the story is the inculcation of unselfishness—oh dear!

    The Palace Beautiful L. T. Meade
  • He always encouraged the ordinances of religion on his station, and the inculcation of moral principles among his men.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) Colin Munro
  • Yet I am constrained to say, the inculcation of these principals has been altogether a too predominant idea.

    Black and White Timothy Thomas Fortune
Word Origin and History for inculcation
n.

1550s, from Late Latin inculcationem (nominative inculcatio), noun of action from past participle stem of inculcare (see inculcate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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