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But Edward dared not imbrue his hands in the blood of great churchmen.

But our young men are resolved to imbrue their hands in the blood of the whites.

There would be "a general unwillingness to imbrue their hands in the blood of their brethren."

But could he imbrue his hand in the blood of his rival and then present it for acceptance?

Men generally do not specially desire to imbrue their hands in the blood of other men.

Why imbrue himself straightway with the blood of Violante and Pietro, who were not accomplices in the pretended dishonour?

I will not imbrue my hands in his blood, but shall place him where he will never cross me more.

What malady, or what tears, or what pity on earth is greater, than to imbrue one's hand in a mother's blood?

Thou wilt not be able, when thy children fall suppliant at thy feet, to imbrue thy savage hand in their wretched life-blood.

The strife seemed who should get there first, and imbrue his hands in blood.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to soak, steep;" mid-15c., "to stain, soil," from Old French embreuvere "to moisten," a metathesis of embeuvrer, from em- (see im-) + -bevrer, ultimately from Latin bibere "to drink" (see imbibe). Or perhaps from Old French embroue "soiled," ultimately from boue "mud, dirt."

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