Example sentences for: instill

How can you use “instill” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The movie says that getting high all the time can rot your brain and even kill you, but it's not above going for Cheech & Chong-style laughs or blithely wallowing in the sense of community that drugs can instill.

  • As he tries to instill more and more tragedy into his work, it turns automatically to gold.

  • Friends' programs such as Young Library Leaders and the Love is Reading Together Week target young people and instill library habits at an early age.

  • Such a "point," once made, could not resist the tendency to instill feelings of "envy" and ressentiment on the part of an author perhaps better compensated and perhaps more "popular," but in the view of the critical intelligence--if any such fitful and discredited light may still be conceived as being within our sphere--not really as good as mine.

  • All were advertised on Pages 2-4 of last Sunday's New York Times . But, benefit of the doubt, presumably some of the ads are not intended to sell products so much as to instill a frisson of imaginary consumption, the sort of shopping pornography that makes all of us so moist each December.


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