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Sample sentences for the GRE study word imbibe

imbibe can be used as a verb

1.Thus, like figs, do these doctrines fall for you, my friends imbibe now their juice and their sweet substance It is autumn all around, and clear sky, and afternoon. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
2.I do not willingly enter into arithmetical explanations with an artist like you, who fears to enter my study lest she should imbibe disagreeable or anti-poetic impressions and sensations. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
3.Hester Prynne imbibed this spirit. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
4.Suddenly, as I gazed on him, an idea seized me that this little creature was unprejudiced and had lived too short a time to have imbibed a horror of deformity. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
5.I had imbibed from her something of her nature and much of her habits more harmonious thoughts what seemed better regulated feelings had become the inmates of my mind. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
6.In what desert land have you lived, where no one was kind enough to inform you that these fancies which you have so greedily imbibed are a thousand years old and as musty as they are ancien. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
7.It is remarkable that the visionary propensity I have mentioned is not confined to the native inhabitants of the valley, but is unconsciously imbibed by every one who resides there for a time. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
8.She grew to have a dread of children for they had imbibed from their parents a vague idea of something horrible in this dreary woman gliding silently through the town, with never any companion but one only child. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9.Where, how, and when had this young countess, educated by an emigree French governess, imbibed from the Russian air she breathed that spirit and obtained that manner which the pas de chal. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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