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1‘her idea proved a real inspiration to others’
stimulus, stimulation, motivation, motivating force, fillip, encouragement, influence, muse, goad, spur, lift, boost, incentive, incitement, impulse, catalyst
example, model, guiding light
informal shot in the arm, inspo
2‘these writings lack inspiration’
creativity, inventiveness, innovation, innovativeness, ingenuity, imagination, imaginativeness, originality, individuality
artistry, expressiveness, creative power, creative talent, creative skill, genius, insight, vision, wit, finesse, flair, brilliance, sophistication
3‘Emily racked her brain and had a sudden inspiration’
bright idea, brilliant idea, timely thought, revelation
informal brainwave, aha moment
North American informal brainstorm
4‘she experiences pain on deep inspiration’
inhalation, breathing in, drawing in of breath
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