GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to take into one's self by drinking, or as by drinking; to receive and appropriate as in satisfaction of thirst.
“Eleanor took a seat by the guards, and began to drink in refreshment.”
“She entered into a minute repetition of all she had heard, and Aunt Phebe was one whose ears never failed to drink in every word of conversation uttered in her hearing.”
“In the wynds and closes there were taverns to drink in and houses where other comforts were available.”
“Palladius was a monk from Palestine who, in 388, went to Egypt to drink in the spirit of monasticism at the fountainhead.”
“Clarence not being used to drink in a morning, though all his companions were, was much affected by the wine, and Rochfort proposed that they should take a turn in the park to cool Hervey's head.”
“Three times they went to the chapel, he tells us in the seventh stanza, to drink in to their souls 'content the beauty of “dear Guercino's” picture.”
“A most charitable youth climbed up from his house – half-an-hour distant – carrying the largest bottle-gourd I ever saw, wrapped in a wet cloth and full of cold spring water (far too cold, I thought, to drink in such heat), and a tin pot.”
“Again the observer flinched and tried to turn away, but Gix held her head tightly and commanded her to keep her eyes open, to drink in the eye-searing sparks of the device's destruction.”
“She said, It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the young lady rejoined, ‘We accept thine excuse,’ and calling one of her slave maids, said to her, ‘O Lutf,331 give him to drink in the golden tankard.’”
“As she addressed the urgent matter under discussion, Kechralnan made time to drink in the beauty of the river.”
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