instilling instilling  /ɪn ˈstɪ lɪŋ/


  • (n) teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition



  1. In the end, maybe the best defense you can give your kids is not a blind fear of strangers but rather instilling self-assurance and presence of mind.
  2. The first batch of numbers instilling hope that we've arrived at a bottom shows that house prices are beginning to creep back up.
  3. There was a time, though, in the first half of the 20th century, when business schools did see themselves as responsible for instilling values and norms.



  1. "He could be moody and introspective, but once he was a friend, he was a friend for life," former British Prime Minister John Major told the British Broadcasting Corp. "I think his tremendous work in terms of instilling democracy is what will...
    on Apr 23, 2007 By: John Major Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I knew after that game, if he didn't scratch me, it would be a mistake for our team, not this year but next year and the year after that. Whatever he's instilling now is something that had to be done," Avery said. "It sucked that it was in...
    on May 14, 2009 By: Sean Avery Source: Newsday

  3. "It's not an easy job and I have taken up this assignment as a big challenge," Alam said. "Nobody is (player) bigger than the game and instilling discipline among the players will be my priority."
    on Oct 25, 2008 By: Intikhab Alam Source: Hindu

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