Sentence Examples with the word engender

The universal belief in the efficacy of invocation as an indispensable adjunct to sacrifices and religious rites generally, could not fail to engender and maintain in the minds of the people feelings of profound esteem and reverence towards those who possessed the divine gift of inspired utterance, as well as for those who had acquired an intimate knowledge of the approved forms of ritual worship. A common designation of the priest is brahman (nom.

The ruling helped engender optimism that stronger, more enlightened policies could soon emerge in the Olympic movement.

They do really seem to engender a kind of hereditary capacity in their members.

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The play could not engender enough sympathy for Phillip Gellburg, a mistake which cannot be blamed on the script.

We may indeed with Mr Andrew Lang explain the many myths of the bestial transformations of Zeus on the theory that the God was the tribal ancestor and assumed the shape of the animal-totem in order to engender the tribal patriarch; 7 but on the actual cults of Zeus theriomorphism has left less trace than on those.