I had a Christian mother, and a father who was a man of sound sense and a Christian too; I imbibed the Catholic faith with my mother’s milk, I was well brought up, and neither in word nor in deed did I, I think, show any sign of being a Morisco.
…think that he is not quite right there, and for this reason: the great poet Homer did not write in Latin, because he was a Greek, nor did Virgil write in Greek, because he was a Latin; in short, all the ancient poets wrote in the language they imbibed with their mother’s milk, and never went in quest of foreign ones to express their sublime conceptions; and that being so, the usage should in justice extend to all nations, and the German poet should not be undervalued because he writes…
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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