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imbibe
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
to take in — especially to drink alcohol or be influenced by ideas
  • A field-man is a personality afield; a field-woman is a portion of the field; she had somehow lost her own margin, imbibed the essence of her surrounding, and assimilated herself with it.
    2 — Maiden No More (50% in)
  • He himself knew that, in reality, the confused beliefs which she held, apparently imbibed in childhood, were, if anything, Tractarian as to phraseology, and Pantheistic as to essence.
    4 — The Consequence (27% in)

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