Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of embracement.

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Examples

  • Know Slave, that I did not so earnestly desire thy sweete embracements before, but now as deadly

    The Decameron

  • I pray you, daughter, sing; or express yourself in a more comfortable sort: if my son were my husband, I should freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he won honour than in the embracements of his bed where he would show most love.

    The Tragedy of Coriolanus

  • For, in succession of time, whether he enjoyed the embracements of his new Mistresse, or no: yet

    The Decameron

  • When he was come, a thousand huggings, a thousand embracements, a thousand good days were given.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • When he was come, a thousand huggings, a thousand embracements, a thousand good days were given.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • 'If my son were my husband', she ventures, T should freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he won honour than in the embracements of his bed where he would show most love. '

    Shakespeare

  • And the depraved custom of change, and the delight in meretricious embracements (where sin is turned into art), maketh marriage a dull thing, and a kind of imposition or tax.

    The New Atlantis

  • What 'he' does she mean that claims the 'embracements' of the marital bed?

    Shakespeare

  • I cannot measure so as to know, how much love there yet lacketh to me, ere my life may run into Thy embracements, nor turn away, until it be hidden in the hidden place of Thy Presence.

    The Confessions

  • If my son were my husband, I would freelier rejoice in that absence wherein he won honour than in the embracements of his bed where he would show most love.

    Act I. Scene III. Coriolanus

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