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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of embrace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, braced together; tied or bound together.


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  • In Los Angeles and Beverly Hills where many other very wealthy Iranian-Americans were quick to forget their heritage, Bijan and his name embraced it.

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  • "I'm a maverick, he's a maverick, wouldn't you like to be a maverick, too?" offered Michael Burke of Silver Spring, Md., in his entry for the label embraced by unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

    IBN Top Headlines

  • Uh-huh, if you haven't figured it out, and just in case you thought the pic above to be sexist as it takes shots at "big girls" a term embraced by overweight women I might add, you're dead ass wrong.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Since then, supply-side economics, as it was called - first with derision but then as a label embraced by its supporters - has become a central tenet of Republican political and economic thinking in the country.

    Terrance Heath: Concentrating the Wealth, Pt. 1

  • "Anozzer romance of the Far Vest!" cried the count, to whom this term embraced the entire continent from Maine to San Francisco.

    Love, the Fiddler

  • Noble and Biddle aren't entirely off in the ether: they identify Perl as "the first postmodern programming language" - a label embraced by Perl creator Larry Wall.

    Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard

  • Of course, the truth is always more complicated than the myth - as it happens, she had already been dubbed the Iron Lady by the Soviet press in 1976, a title embraced by Thatcher and her cheering followers at her constituency speech to the Finchley Conservatives soon afterwards: 'I stand before you tonight in my chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved, the Iron Lady of the Western World. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It can be deeply threatening or scary to admit that a book one has created or embraced is incorrect, disrespectful, or perhaps even harmful.

    *eyes hit counter*

  • I strongly believe that they reason postsecret has been so embraced is that we, as humans, long to feel a connection with each other.

    Post Secret: New Book Interview with Frank Warren

  • Though firmly a Christian, Bill Coffin embraced with appreciation the broadest expanse of religious traditions.



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