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  • v. Obsolete spelling of embrace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. Obsolete forms of embrace, etc.

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Examples

  • I know many Christians imbrace the idea that homosexuality is wrong, but I believe Jesus preached love for your neighbors not just your straight ones and tolerance.

    Think Progress » Ted Haggard on homosexuality:

  • The Abbot, laying his arme over the others body, began to imbrace and hugge him; even as amorous friends (provoked by earnest affection), use to doe.

    The Decameron

  • For all the world could not make me otherwise beleeve, but that I saw you kisse and most kindely imbrace my Lady: if your owne eyes had not credited the like behaviour in me to her, of which sinne, I never conceived so much as a thought.

    The Decameron

  • Lambertuccio discending downe the staires, so armed, swearing, and most extreamely storming, wondring extraordinarily at his threatning words, made offer to imbrace him., and understand the reason of his distemper.

    The Decameron

  • My faire and dearly affected Grizelda, shee whom thou supposest for my new elected Spouse, with a glad and cheerfull hart, imbrace for thine owne daughter, and this also her Brother, beeing both of them thy children and mine, in common opinion of the vulgar multitude, imagined to be (by my command) long since slaine.

    The Decameron

  • And knowing that not onely your renowned places, but also the singularitie of your education, by the prudent care of your noble progenitors hath and still doth induce and drawe you to fauour and imbrace whatsoeuer beareth but a seeming of the commonweales good: Much more then that which in substantiall truth shal be most beneficiall to the same.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • _Thetis_ let _Phoebus_ imbrace her in her _Neptunes_ stead, Who made complaints, breach of his bridall bed:

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Whereupon he presently returned answere, requesting the ambassador within an houre after to goe to the Douan of the Vizir, vnto whom himselfe of his charge would send a gowne of cloth of gold, and commaund him publikely to put it vpon him, and with kind entertainment to imbrace him in signe of reconciliation.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Peace if they please, will kindlie them imbrace, And they may liue, from whom warres glory grew; But if they will to desperate end consent, Their guilty soules too late shall mourne repent.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Loe, on the great west-walling boisterous sea, Which doth imbrace thy gold-enclosing eyes, Of many sailes one man, of one poor Ile, That will my fame, and all thy faire defile.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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