Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who takes or has a part or share in common with others; a sharer; a participator: usually followed by of or in.
- n. An associate; an accomplice; a partner.
- n. one who partakes of something
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who partakes; a sharer; a participator.
- n. obsolete An accomplice; an associate; a partner.
- n. someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share
“But if ever martyr were worthy of being called a partaker of the sufferings of Christ it was surely this girl, free, if ever human creature was, from self-seeking, or thought of reward, or ambitious hope, in whose heart there had never been any motive but the service of God and the deliverance of her country, who had neither looked before nor after, nor put her own interests into consideration in any way.”
“In that same year Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, saw in the dances of the Indians a near and dangerous temptation, for after once being in their Houses, and beholding what their worship was, I durst never be an eye witnesse . . . lest I should have been partaker of Satans inventions and worships, contrary to Ephes.”
“When the right occasion comes along and that wine is uncorked, it will be the best, most delicious nectar the lucky partaker has ever experienced.”
“The partaker stirs it and sips it through a straw or from the glass.”
“Now this I do for the gospel's sake, that I may be partaker of it with you.”
“Gossip columnists Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts reported the incident with all the cloak-and-dagger urgency (... a congressional source, who was granted anonymity ...) of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, except the latter duo blew the lid off Watergate, not the cover of yet another partaker in freebie cocktails and canapés on the South Lawn.”
“There is much excitement as each partaker cuts his or her own slice, for whoever gets a piece containing a baby is obliged to host another party on or before Candlemas, February 2, when Mexico's holiday season finally comes to an end.”
“His feet have gone astray, his mouth as an open sepulchre, his eyes are windows of lust, his hands are stained with blood; but I will amend all that and make him a new creature meant to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in like.”
“It is a blend designed to last longer than cocaine, yet one which will not send the partaker into a mindless dream-world like many of the opiates.”
““God grant that I may never be the partaker in such scenes again,” one Confederate survivor wrote.”
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