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  • So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names—a singularly common fashion on the island—and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.

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  • I declined the snort, not out of any real reticence but because in those days I imbibed only cheap American beer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Moreover, slaves are like other people, and imbibe prejudices quite common to others.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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