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inculcate
used in Tom Jones

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teach or impress by frequent repetition
  • He strongly held all those wise tenets, which are so well inculcated in that Politico-Peripatetic school of Exchange-alley.
    Book 6 (16% in)
  • The rich grew in a moment poor, and the poor as suddenly became rich; so that it seemed a philosopher could nowhere have so well instructed his pupils in the contempt of riches, at least he could nowhere have better inculcated the incertainty of their duration.
    Book 8 (74% in)
  • Nothing indeed could have happened so very inopportune as this accident; the most wanton malice of fortune could not have contrived such another stratagem to confound the poor fellow, while he was so triumphantly descanting on the good morals inculcated by his exhibitions.
    Book 12 (35% in)
  • Now, perhaps the reflections which we should be here inclined to draw would alike contradict both these conclusions, and would show that these incidents contribute only to confirm the great, useful, and uncommon doctrine, which it is the purpose of this whole work to inculcate, and which we must not fill up our pages by frequently repeating, as an ordinary parson fills his sermon by repeating his text at the end of every paragraph.
    Book 12 (52% in)

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