- a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
- the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
Origin of inspiration
OTHER WORDS FROM inspirationre·in·spi·ra·tion, noun
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How to use inspiration in a sentence
His life, his example, has provided a great deal of inspiration for me to find that courage perhaps when I don’t feel like I have it all the time.How Laurence Fishburne Gave Voice To ‘The Autobiography Of Malcolm X’|Joi-Marie McKenzie|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
We’re there to give guidance and ideas and inspiration, but it is the time for young people.
He has a lot of fantastic videos on YouTube around leadership and inspiration, and in one of those talks he recommended the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in media and entertainment|Rachel King|September 11, 2020|Fortune
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Kyle Corcoran, executive director, technology investment banking, Morgan StanleyIt addresses some hurdles that may reduce efficiency in teams, despite being made up of highly talented individuals, and has been a source of inspiration.Book recommendations from Fortune’s 40 under 40 in finance|Rachel King|September 8, 2020|Fortune
In this way, inspiration becomes appropriation, which leads directly to theft and erasure.
But inspiration and faith-based agenda in movies does not guarantee box office success.Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion|Matthew Paul Turner|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Al Pacino was an early inspiration, particularly his early films.
So after that initial inspiration, my imagination created the rest.
Hockney is also refreshingly genuine when it comes to revealing another source of inspiration—other artists.
Old Holmes furrowed his brow and closed one eye, seeking with the other the inspiration of the sky.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Presently a ray of inspiration dispelled the cloud from the features of the battered man.
Aristide, aglow with a sudden impudent inspiration, leant across the marble table.
How have not the efforts of these societies been accompanied by this method of recognising the Author of inspiration?The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Buzot adored Madame Roland as the inspiration of his mind, as the idol of his worship.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott