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used in Leaves of Grass

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express recognition of someone or something; or admit something
  • The gentleman of perfect blood acknowledges his perfect blood, The insulter, the prostitute, the angry person, the beggar, see themselves in the ways of him, he strangely transmutes them, They are not vile any more, they hardly know themselves they are so grown.
    Book 9 — Song of the Answerer (59% in)
  • I will acknowledge contemporary lands, I will trail the whole geography of the globe and salute courteously every city large and small, And employments!
    Book 2 — Starting from Paumanok (26% in)
  • I believe in those wing'd purposes, And acknowledge red, yellow, white, playing within me, And consider green and violet and the tufted crown intentional, And do not call the tortoise unworthy because she is not something else, And the in the woods never studied the gamut, yet trills pretty well to me, And the look of the bay mare shames silliness out of me.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (18% in)
  • The little plentiful manikins skipping around in collars and tail'd coats I am aware who they are, (they are positively not worms or fleas,) I acknowledge the duplicates of myself, the weakest and shallowest is deathless with me, What I do and say the same waits for them, Every thought that flounders in me the same flounders in them.
    Book 3 — Song of Myself (81% in)
  • Among the Multitude Among the men and women the multitude, I perceive one picking me out by secret and divine signs, Acknowledging none else, not parent, wife, husband, brother, child, any nearer than I am, Some are baffled, but that one is not—that one knows me.
    Book 5 — CALAMUS (95% in)
  • ...sing, and all the trees in the woods, To the plains of the poems of heroes, to the prairies spreading wide, To the far-off sea and the unseen winds, and the sane impalpable air; And responding they answer all, (but not in words,) The average earth, the witness of war and peace, acknowledges mutely, The prairie draws me close, as the father to bosom broad the son, The Northern ice and rain that began me nourish me to the end, But the hot sun of the South is to fully ripen my songs.
    Book 21 — DRUM-TAPS (**% in)
  • I acknowledge—I expose!
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (67% in)
  • While Nature, sovereign of this gnarl'd realm, Lurking in hidden barbaric grim recesses, Acknowledging rapport however far remov'd, (As some old root or soil of earth its last-born flower or fruit,) Listens well pleas'd.
    Book 24 — AUTUMN RIVULETS (98% in)

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