An editor next to me speculated that Jacobs had been inspired by the wreckage of Hurricane Sandy.
Anne Frank was a Holocaust victim who inspired millions with her indomitable spirit.
But what I hear about the role of women is often inspired by an ideology of machismo.
The comedy miniseries produced, directed by, and starring Joe Sofranko is inspired by the National Shakespeare Competition.
The scarf has also inspired and been embraced in contemporary Mexican fashion designs.
I drew back my horse and ranged up beside him, inspired by curiosity.
Johnnie lifted an inspired finger, pointing straight at her.
Nor do I doubt he would, if the fearless confidence with which he inspired his troops could have protected his life.
This glow, and the imposing figure of the animal, inspired her with fear.
Marie here rose, and her presence, which inspired Cornbutte with despair, imparted some courage to Penellan.
mid-14c., enspiren, "to fill (the mind, heart, etc., with grace, etc.);" also "to prompt or induce (someone to do something)," from Old French enspirer (13c.), from Latin inspirare "inflame; blow into" (see inspiration), a loan-translation of Greek pnein in the Bible. General sense of "influence or animate with an idea or purpose" is from late 14c. Also sometimes used in literal sense in Middle English Related: Inspired; inspires; inspiring.
inspire in·spire (ĭn-spīr')
v. in·spired, in·spir·ing, in·spires
To draw in breath; to inhale.