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Influence, subst. 1) a flowing in, infusion, inspiration: “be most proud of that which I compile, whose i. is thine and born of thee,” Sonn. 78, 10. “that's the way to choke a gibing spirit, whose i. is begot of that loose grace which shallow laughing hearers give to fools,” LLL V, 2, 869.
2) the power exerted by celestial bodies on terrestrial or other celestial bodies: Ven. 862. Sonn. 15, 4. Tp. I, 2, 182. Meas. III, 1, 9. All's II, 1, 56. Wint. I, 2, 426. Tim. V, 1, 66. Hml. I, 1, 119. Lr. I, 2, 136. II, 2, 113. Q in Troil. I, 3, 92. “I leave to be, if I be not by her fair i. fostered, illumined, cherished, kept alive,” Gent. III, 1, 183 (as by the sun).
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