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Definition to fill with or diffuse throughout — especially an emotional quality
  • She imbues her lectures with a contagious enthusiasm.
imbues = fills
  • She was imbued from infancy with a sense that life should be fair.
  • imbued = filled
  • Thus, therefore, the floor of our familiar room has become a neutral territory, somewhere between the real world and fairy-land, where the Actual and the Imaginary may meet, and each imbue itself with the nature of the other.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • imbue = fill
  • That's just the spirit I want to imbue them with!
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • imbue = fill or infuse
  • were imbued with...
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • imbued = filled with
  • ...after becoming imbued with poetic sentiment at Longfellow's hearthstone—
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • imbued = filled
  • 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
  • imbue = fill
  • You, sir, of all men whom I have known, are he whose body is the closest conjoined, and imbued, and identified, so to speak, with the spirit whereof it is the instrument.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • imbued = filled
  • Pearl's aspect was imbued with a spell of infinite variety; in this one child there were many children, comprehending the full scope between the wild-flower prettiness of a peasant-baby, and the pomp, in little, of an infant princess.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • imbued = filled
  • The virgins of his church grew pale around him, victims of a passion so imbued with religious sentiment, that they imagined it to be all religion, and brought it openly, in their white bosoms, as their most acceptable sacrifice before the altar.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • imbued = filled
  • A Russian imbues his polite things with a heartiness, both of phrase and expression, that compels belief in their sincerity.
    Twain, Mark  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • 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
  • She had been Awakened, and the Witch of Endor had imbued her with all her knowledge.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • A sheaf of centuries ago he imbued me with my duty, although there were errands in between my youth and my apotheosis.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • An act, ordained, foreseen, inevitable as this very moment, a channel of expertness, imbued for ages, reiterated for ages, familiar as breath.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • 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 them plague had imbued with a skepticism so thorough that it was now a second nature; they had become allergic to hope in any form.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • I'm sure that a holy zeal has imbued His soul, and I can't begin to believe That he would be willing to cheat or deceive.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • His words had imbued millions of South Africans and people around the world with the hope that a new South Africa was about to be born.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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