He saw that Mrs. Welland and her sister-in-law were facing their semicircle of critics with the Mingottian APLOMB which old Catherine had inculcated in all her tribe, and that only May Welland betrayed, by a heightened colour (perhaps due to the knowledge that he was watching her) a sense of the gravity of the situation.
He was the first-born of Newland and May Archer, yet it had never been possible to inculcate in him even the rudiments of reserve.
And she had died thinking the world a good place, full of loving and harmonious households like her own, and resigned to leave it because she was convinced that, whatever happened, Newland would continue to inculcate in Dallas the same principles and prejudices which had shaped his parents’ lives, and that Dallas in turn (when Newland followed her) would transmit the sacred trust to little Bill.
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inculcate values into the young generation
" said Bazin, opening his eyes: "do not spoil these poor children, in whom I am endeavoring to inculcate such good principles.