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She imbues her lectures with a contagious enthusiasm.
  to fill with or diffuse throughout — especially an emotional quality
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  • She imbues her lectures with a contagious enthusiasm.
  • She was imbued from infancy with a sense that life should be fair.
  • That’s just the spirit I want to imbue them with!
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • were imbued with...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark

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  • Rowan puts his hands on either side of her face and squeezes, imbuing her with an otherworldly gold light.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • With you, my life felt indeed like a fantastic adventure—despite our ordinary circumstances, your love imbued everything we did with secret riches.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Some of her beliefs weren’t stated all that differently from the scuttlebutt I had heard from the holy rollers in the Camp, but their protestations of faith were imbued with the need for redemption—Jesus loves me even if I’m a bad person, even if no one else does.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • The birdsong trailed off, leaving a charged silence in its wake, as if the music had seeped into the stillness, imbuing the air with melody.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • With hindsight her behavior seemed even colder, her actions imbued with some sinister intent.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • One of those wishes results in the clasp of my bracelet coming undone, causing it to fly off into the fountain along with my wish-imbued pennies.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility

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  • I wanted to burst out laughing at the way she had imbued that dumb Navy camouflage paint with such joy and warmth.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • She prayed it was true, that the magick she’d imbued into the copper sign would hold even against this form.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • And the troubles of the 1980s had destabilized the community and imbued longtime residents with a sense of futility when it came to resisting change.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I have described myself as always having been imbued with a fervent longing to penetrate the secrets of nature.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Let every man be fully imbued with the thought that we must defeat these hirelings of England, inspired by such hatred of our nation!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • I therefore, though with great prudence, commenced early to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition, and to imbue their minds with thoughts of freedom.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It would require a clay or wax figure that has already been imbued with a spirit.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I’d felt so brazen tonight, like the Halloween costume had imbued me with a new personality, one more worthy of Adam, of my family.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • I became imbued with the notion on that first occasion before we sat down to dinner, but I cannot define by what means.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Once it was within his grasp, he said, "Thverr stenr un atra eka horna!" and imbued the words with his will.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • All of it tends to impress upon man his essential insignificance, to crush him by sheer magnitude, to imbue him with that sacred terror which leads to the meekness of virtue.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Yossarian was alone in a ponderous, primeval lull in which everything green looked black and everything else was imbued with the color of pus.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • She had been Awakened, and the Witch of Endor had imbued her with all her knowledge.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • From his infancy, he had been imbued with the judgments of the party of 1814, on Bonaparte.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But, imbued from her childhood with a brooding sense of wrong, and an inveterate hatred of a class, opportunity had developed her into a tigress.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Oromis devoted long hours to the craft of imbuing matter with energy, either to be released at a later time or to give an object certain attributes.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The trick was to somehow imbue the stock phrases and anticipated responses with part of her personality.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Langdon’s years in the classroom had not imbued him with any skills relevant to handling confrontations at gunpoint, but the classroom had taught him something about answering paradoxical questions.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • They took it for granted that she was imbued with their own patriotic fervor and would have been shocked to know how slight an interest in the war she had.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Such people would be easy to imbue with fervor and fanaticism.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • -and protect us also from rebellious daughters imbued with the willfulness of the Wicked One-
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • I was told it can imbue its possessor with the ability to bring order from chaos.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Because they are imbued with the proper spirit.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Marguerite must suddenly have been imbued with her husband’s slowness of intellect, for she had perforce to read the few simple lines over and over again, before she could fully grasp their meaning.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • But when they spoke of the future prospects of Cora and Uncas, he shook his head, like one who knew the error of their simple creed, and resuming his reclining attitude, he maintained it until the ceremony, if that might be called a ceremony, in which feeling was so deeply imbued, was finished.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Even today, Hinduism and Buddhism are strongly imbued with philosophical reflection.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Arya answered,He must have imbued the item with a spell of healing beforehand .
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • It was a tender and heart-dissolving prayer, full of sorrow, yet so imbued with celestial hopes, that the music of a heavenly harp, swept by the fingers of the dead, seemed faintly to be heard among the saddest accents of the minister.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • But I care little for his journey to Brundusium, and his account of a bad dinner, or of his low quarrel between one Rupilius whose words he says were full of poisonous filth, and another whose language was imbued with vinegar.
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • Near midnight the sea suddenly resumed its usual hue, but behind us all the way to the horizon, the skies kept mirroring the whiteness of those waves and for a good while seemed imbued with the hazy glow of an aurora borealis.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • I mean to say, it is not a traveling cloak imbued with a Disillusionment Charm, or carrying a Bedazzling Hex, or else woven from Demiguise hair, which will hide one initially but fade with the years until it turns opaque.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • To imbue everyone with the impression that there was work to be done!
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • This coincidence imbued the ceremony with special solemnity, and everyone of any significance in the life of the city was present.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • How natural she looked, how deeply imbued with the idea of a sweeping disaster.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I have never been able to imbue my poor boy with that part of his art.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "Talon-clipping by charms…. treating scale-rot….’ This is no good, this is for nutters like Hagrid who want to keep them healthy…. "Dragons are extremely difficult to slay, owing to the ancient magic that imbues their thick hides, which none but the most powerful spells can penetrate….’ But Sirius said a simple one would do it…. "Let’s try some simple spellbooks, then," said Harry, throwing aside Men Who Love Dragons Too Much.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • He said then that he had denied the Catholic church a year ago for the sake of his son’s soul; almost as soon as the boy was born, he set about to imbue the child with the religion of his New England forebears.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • You, who are imbued with modern ideas—no doubt you can.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Well, the manuscript must serve to light lamps with;—if, indeed, being so imbued with my gentle dulness, it is any longer capable of flame!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
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