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Inspiration

In`spi`ra´tion
n.1.
1.(Physiol.) The act of inspiring or breathing in; breath; specif. (Physiol.), the drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm; - the opposite of expiration.
2.The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.
3.(Theol.) A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.
- 2 Tim. iii. 16.
The age which we now live in is not an age of inspiration and impulses.
- Sharp.
Plenary inspiration
(Theol.) that kind of inspiration which excludes all defect in the utterance of the inspired message.
Verbal inspiration
(Theol.) that kind of inspiration which extends to the very words and forms of expression of the divine message.
Noun1.inspiration - arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
2.inspiration - a product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality"
Synonyms: brainchild
3.inspiration - a sudden intuition as part of solving a problem
4.inspiration - (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
Synonyms: divine guidance
5.inspiration - arousing to a particular emotion or action
Synonyms: stirring
6.inspiration - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
Apollo, Apollo Musagetes, Aqua-Lung, Bragi, Calliope, Castilian Spring, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Geist, Helicon, Hippocrene, Melpomene, Muse, Parnassus, Pierian Spring, Pierides, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, a priori knowledge, afflatus, air current, ambition, animating spirit, animation, animus, anticipation, apocalypse, ardor, arousal, artificial respiration, artistic imagination, aspiration, assurance, asthmatic wheeze, automatic response, awakening, basis, blind impulse, brain wave, brainchild, brainstorm, brainwave, breath, breath of air, breathing, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, broken wind, buddhi, calling, cause, clairvoyance, conception, consideration, cough, creative imagination, creative power, creative thought, crosscurrent, current, current of air, daemon, daimonion, demon, direct apprehension, direct communication, divine afflatus, divine inspiration, divine revelation, downdraft, draft, drive, ebullience, education, elan, emboldening, encouragement, energy, enlightenment, enlivenment, enthusiasm, epiphany, esemplastic imagination, esemplastic power, exhalation, exhilaration, expiration, exsufflation, fall wind, fancy, feeling, fire, fire of genius, firing, flash, fleeting impulse, flow of air, following wind, gasp, goal, good idea, ground, guide, guiding light, guiding star, gulp, gusto, gut response, hack, head wind, heartening, hiccup, ideal, illumination, immediate cognition, incentive, incitement, indraft, infection, inflow, influence, infusion, inhalation, inhalator, inhalement, inrush, insight, inspiriting, inspiritment, instinct, insufflation, intention, intuition, intuitionism, intuitive reason, intuitiveness, intuitivism, involuntary impulse, iron lung, jetstream, katabatic wind, knowledge without thought, lodestar, mainspring, matter, monsoon, motive, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, movement of air, moving spirit, muse, mystical experience, mysticism, mythicization, mythification, mythopoeia, natural impulse, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, pant, passion, poesy, poetic genius, poetic imagination, precognition, principle, prophecy, provocation, puff, quick hunch, reason, reassurance, reflex, respiration, revelation, sake, satori, score, scuba, second sight, second-sightedness, shaping imagination, sigh, sixth sense, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore, snoring, snuff, snuffle, soul, source, sparkle, spirit, spring, spur, sternutation, stertor, stimulation, stimulus, stream, stream of air, subconscious knowledge, subconscious perception, suck, sucking, suction, sudden thought, suggestion, suspiration, tail wind, the Muses, theophania, theophany, theopneustia, theopneusty, ulterior motive, undercurrent, unmediated perception, updraft, urge, vigor, vision, vocation, wheeze, wind, zeal
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