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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·spire v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inspired; p. pr. & vb. n. Inspiring.]
 1. To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; -- opposed to expire.
 2. To breathe; to blow gently. [Obs.]
 And when the wind amongst them did inspire,
 They wavèd like a penon wide dispread.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·spired a.
 1. Breathed in; inhaled.
 2. Moved or animated by, or as by, a supernatural influence; affected by divine inspiration; as, the inspired prophets; the inspired writers.
 3. Communicated or given as by supernatural or divine inspiration; having divine authority; hence, sacred, holy; -- opposed to uninspired, profane, or secular; as, the inspired writings, that is, the Scriptures.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of such surpassing excellence as to suggest divine
            inspiration; "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine
            Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired
            performance" [syn: divine, elysian]