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When will he imbibe the spirit of a noble toleration—of a kind brotherhood?

I should certainly like to imbibe some of this sanguine spirit.

However, slaves are like other people, and imbibe similar prejudices.

The new ideas were popularized for all strata of the people to imbibe.

By their stimulus, which induces the absorbent vessels to imbibe them.

"The highest wisdom and truth are like the purest liquid we may wish to imbibe," he said.

To correct the false is more difficult than to imbibe the true.

The stalks will imbibe the wine, and make the grapes fresh and juicy.

They were supposed to imbibe religious impressions from example.

Sarah Anne did not imbibe the fear; she ridiculed Ethel as her mother had done.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French imbiber, embiber "to soak into," from Latin imbibere "absorb, drink in, inhale," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + bibere "to drink," related to potare "to drink," from PIE *po(i)- "to drink" (see potion). Figurative sense of "mentally drink in" (knowledge, ideas, etc.) was the main one in classical Latin, first attested in English 1550s. Related: Imbibed; imbibing.

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