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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.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • And as much as I tried, I couldn’t inculcate the same sense in Sunny, as she pretended not to know what I was talking about.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • It was better, in Buchanan’s view, to turn them away, particularly since he believed they would never amount to much: "Millions of immigrants, but especially their children, who today survive on welfare are being inculcated with the values of a subculture of gangs, crime, drugs, and violence."
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • While the enlisted men of this garrison have been inculcated with the highest principles of discipline demanded of every SS member—indeed of every German serving in the occupied territories—it is inevitable that lapses will occur, and we can only earnestly hope that you will understand ….
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • As frequently I used to inculcate things into his mind.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • But wordless conditioning is crude and wholesale; cannot bring home the finer distinctions, cannot inculcate the more complex courses of behaviour.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • My drunkenness is always sad, and when I am thoroughly drunk my mania is to relate all the lugubrious stories which my foolish nurse inculcated into my brain.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Stubb’s exordium to his crew is given here at large, because he had rather a peculiar way of talking to them in general, and especially in inculcating the religion of rowing.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • We have done this by inculcating The Historical Point of View.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters

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  • She hastened to restore her sensations to their normal calm by inculcating a moral.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Ellen, by soft-voiced admonition, and Mammy, by constant carping, labored to inculcate in her the qualities that would make her truly desirable as a wife.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • She knew that her own husband had violated the purity she had so carefully inculcated.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • When it is recalled that until the Christian era the underworld was never regarded as a hostile area, that all gods were useful and essentially friendly to man despite occasional lapses; when we see the steady and methodical inculcation into humanity of the idea of man’s worthlessness—until redeemed—the necessity of the Devil may become evident as a weapon, a weapon designed and used time and time again in every age to whip men into a surrender to a particular church or church-state.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • We inculcate the virtue of avoiding excess of all kinds—even including, if you will pardon the paradox, excess of virtue itself.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Percy had been brought up in the principles which so excellent a woman was sure to inculcate.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • And though this Law may bee drawn by consequence, from some of those that are there already mentioned; yet the Times require to have it inculcated, and remembred.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • It is not that Combeferre was not capable of fighting, he did not refuse a hand-to-hand combat with the obstacle, and to attack it by main force and explosively; but it suited him better to bring the human race into accord with its destiny gradually, by means of education, the inculcation of axioms, the promulgation of positive laws; and, between two lights, his preference was rather for illumination than for conflagration.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was a rite that strengthened group identification and inculcated positive values.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Then, just for love of the labor, he taught him the Latin accompaniment to the Mass and selected passages from the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and he tried without success to inculcate in him a working notion of the four arithmetic functions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He strongly held all those wise tenets, which are so well inculcated in that Politico-Peripatetic school of Exchange-alley.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It inculcated universal asceticism and social levelling in its crudest form.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • He saw a future of quixotic attempts to inculcate his views in the boy, views opposed in every way to the mother’s.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • I would say, ’The objective is to inculcate in the doctors and nurses the spirit to dedicate themselves to the patients, and especially to having an outcome-oriented view of tb.’
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • 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.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Mr. Smallweed, hearing that this authority is an old soldier, so strongly inculcates the expediency of the trooper’s taking counsel with him, and particularly informing him of its being a question of five guineas or more, that Mr. George engages to go and see him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • He did not feel impatient, for the lessons he had heard taught him the virtue of patience, and, most of all, inculcated the necessity of wariness in conducting any covert assault on the Indians.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • This is the way we inculcate strength of mind, Mr Nickleby,’ said the schoolmaster, turning to Nicholas, and speaking with his mouth very full of beef and toast.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • "How thankful, how thankful I ought to be"; (though I doubt whether that practice of piety inculcated upon us by our womankind in early youth, namely, to be thankful because we are better off than somebody else, be a very rational religious exercise) and then she began to think, as usual, how her son was the handsomest, the best, and the cleverest boy in the whole world.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He taught little Aureliano how to read and write, initiated him in the study of the parchments, and he inculcated him with such a personal interpretation of what the banana company had meant to Macondo that many years later, when Aureliano became part of the world, one would have thought that he was telling a hallucinated version, because it was radically opposed to the false one that historians had created and consecrated in the schoolbooks.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Among the rest, I became one of his constant hearers, his sermons pleasing me, as they had little of the dogmatical kind, but inculcated strongly the practice of virtue, or what in the religious stile are called good works.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • …as voicing the trend of modern opinion (a partiality, however, which, realising his mistake, he was subsequently partially cured of) and even was twitted with going a step farther than Michael Davitt in the striking views he at one time inculcated as a backtothelander, which was one reason he strongly resented the innuendo put upon him in so barefaced a fashion by our friend at the gathering of the clans in Barney Kiernan’s so that he, though often considerably misunderstood and the…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But these last had so thoroughly inculcated into him their likes and dislikes, at least in everything that pertained to their ordinary social existence, including that annex to social existence which belongs, strictly speaking, to the domain of intelligence, namely, conversation, that Swann could not see anything in Brichot’s pleasantries; to him they were merely pedantic, vulgar, and disgustingly coarse.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • …well-nigh speechless; before that personal disrespect and mockery, the ridicule and systematic humiliation, the distortion of fact and wanton license of fancy, the cynical ignoring of the better and the boisterous welcoming of the worse, the all-pervading desire to inculcate disdain for everything black, from Toussaint to the devil,—before this there rises a sickening despair that would disarm and discourage any nation save that black host to whom "discouragement" is an unwritten word.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • This kind of strength—and aye, splendid thought for a weaker sister—was what the West inculcated in a woman.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • How can human law inculcate benevolence and love while it persists in setting up the gallows as its chief symbol?
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
  • In the absence of good wages and secure employment, the chains try to inculcate "team spirit" in their young crews.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The lesson of expediency, my brethren, which I would gather from the consideration of this subject, is most strongly inculcated by humility.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Poor Richard’s Almanac, published (1732-1757) by Benjamin Franklin was a collection of maxims inculcating prudence and thrift.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Good writing consists, as in the case of Howells, in deliberately throwing overboard the principles so elaborately inculcated, or, as in the case of Lincoln, in standing unaware of them.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Deep in the fiber of his being inculcated a sentiment, a feeling, long submerged in the darkness of a wicked life, and now that something came fleeting out of the depths—and it was respect for a woman.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Because wisdom and education were not sufficient of themselves, he had added the further "duty" of government to "countenance and inculcate" the principles of humanity, charity, industry, frugality, honesty, sincerity—virtue, in sum.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In a world that works through ambition and self-help, while inculcating an ethic that looks upon their results with disdain, how can an earnest man, a public figure living in a time of crisis, gratify his aspirations and yet remain morally whole?
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • In the sequel of the inquiry through which I propose to accompany you, the truths intended to be inculcated will receive further confirmation from facts and arguments hitherto unnoticed.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Then his latter remark was significant to a class of men who from inclination and necessity practiced at gun-drawing until they wore callous and sore places on their thumbs and inculcated in the very deeps of their nervous organization a habit that made even the simplest and most innocent motion of the hand end at or near the hip.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • "It was a wicked and dangerous thing to do to a child of tender years and health," he wrote, "but it proved an heroic method of treatment, destined ultimately to cure me of my fears, and to inculcate in me, first, a strong feeling of curiosity, and, later, a desire to learn, which resulted years afterwards in my adopting medicine as a profession."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • I am persuaded that the only means which we possess at the present time of inculcating the notion of rights, and of rendering it, as it were, palpable to the senses, is to invest all the members of the community with the peaceful exercise of certain rights: this is very clearly seen in children, who are men without the strength and the experience of manhood.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • The gospel, on the contrary, only speaks of the general relations of men to God and to each other—beyond which it inculcates and imposes no point of faith.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • …to be stuck upon a chair with my feet on the rails and stare at Arthur—pray excuse me—Mr Clennam—the least of boys in the frightfullest of frills and jackets ere yet Mr F. appeared a misty shadow on the horizon paying attentions like the well-known spectre of some place in Germany beginning with a B is a moral lesson inculcating that all the paths in life are similar to the paths down in the North of England where they get the coals and make the iron and things gravelled with ashes!’
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • And the old Sabine" They stared—glared—at one another, their voices (it was Shreve speaking, though save for the slight difference which the intervening degrees of latitude had inculcated in them (differences not in tone or pitch but in turns of phrase and usage of words), it might have been either of them and was in a sense both: both thinking as one, the voice which happened to be speaking the thought only the thinking become audible, vocal; the two of them creating between them, out…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
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