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Definition teach or impress by frequent repetition
  • 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
  • Poor Richard's Almanac, published (1732-1757) by Benjamin Franklin was a collection of maxims inculcating prudence and thrift.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • It inculcated universal asceticism and social levelling in its crudest form.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • We have done this by inculcating The Historical Point of View.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • It was a rite that strengthened group identification and inculcated positive values.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • 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
  • 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
  • As frequently I used to inculcate things into his mind.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • He strongly held all those wise tenets, which are so well inculcated in that Politico-Peripatetic school of Exchange-alley.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • She hastened to restore her sensations to their normal calm by inculcating a moral.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Percy had been brought up in the principles which so excellent a woman was sure to inculcate.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • 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
  • 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

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