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  • n. Plural form of embrace.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of embrace.


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  • The term embraces all the many different aspects of a culture that are expressed through food: from the agricultural economy to pickling recipes, from kinship ties to the correct technique for spitting an olive stone into your hand.


  • Although hard to define, the term embraces the soil, weather, skills, art, authenticity, traditions and ultimately the "feel" that come together to fill a bottle with something good to drink.

    Science, traditions of Alsatian winemakers collide in France over fanleaf virus

  • As the objects in the central display case attest, the term embraces two basic types.

    Bright and Shiny Things

  • More importantly, the term embraces a wide range of different management approaches, from highly protected sites where few if any people are allowed to enter, through parks where the emphasis is on conservation but visitors are welcome, to much less restrictive approaches where conservation is integrated into the traditional (and sometimes not so traditional) human lifestyles or even takes place alongside limited sustainable resource extraction.

    IUCN Protected Area Management Categories

  • Hence the term embraces the various methods by which the spirits can be brought near or driven away.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The narrower sense of the term embraces simply the crucial message of faith and the ethical requirements of the gospel.

    The Mission and Expansion of Christianity in the First Three Centuries

  • The term embraces pursuits of study and pastime, our labors and relaxations.

    Old times in Dixie land : a southern matron's memories,

  • There are many ways to "do" yoga: the term embraces meditation, worship, study and action, as well as the physical pretzeling that Americans primarily associate with the term.

    NYT > Home Page

  • More broadly, however, the term embraces maintaining the rule of law and upholding Charter rights in the justice system as a whole.

    Liblogs News Feed

  • At Chicago-based Victory Records, Eric Richter in new media said the label embraces the power of video -- VicTorV is a free podcast that the label posts on its Web site, YouTube and iTunes. - latest science and technology news stories


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