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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɪn.ˈspaɪɹd/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪn.ˈspaɪəd/
- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)d
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- Having excellence through inspiration.
- The actor's inspired performance of Hamlet's soliloquy left the audience dumbfounded.
- 2011 October 23, Tom Fordyce, “2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France”, in BBC Sport:
- New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point.
- Filled with inspiration or motivated.
- The artist was inspired to paint a true masterpiece.
- He was inspired to learn to fly.
- (religion) Infused with power or knowledge granted from a supernatural entity; possessing inspiration from the divine.
- Korean shamans are thought to be capable of inspired speech, in which they convey the words of the gods.
- 1824, John Davidson, Discourses on Prophecy, in which are considered its structure, use, and inspiration: being the substance of twelve sermons preached in the chapel of Lincoln's Inn, London: John Murray, Albermarle Street, page 502:
- The point which I wish to establish is this, that the whole prediction of the future establishment of the religion of the Gospel was an inspired prediction, a prediction answerable to the highest test of a supernatural prescience.
- (of air) Drawn into the lungs; inhaled.
- (obsolete) Inflated.