Here, in the quiet of Boldwood’s parlour, where everything that was not grave was extraneous, and where the atmosphere was that of a Puritan Sunday lasting all the week, the letter and its dictum changed their tenor from the thoughtlessness of their origin to a deep solemnity, imbibed from their accessories now.
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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