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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Variant of imbrue.

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  • v. Variant of imbrue.

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  • transitive v. See imbrue, embrew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete spelling of imbrue.

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Examples

  • The means of effecting his purpose were easy and various; but as he was not yet so entirely hardened as to be able to view her dying pangs, and embrue his own hands in her blood, he chose to dispatch her by means of poison, which he resolved to mingle in her food.

    A Sicilian Romance

  • His father, a simple saddler, had so poor an appreciation of his son's magnanimity, that he apprenticed him to a butcher; but Hind's destiny was to embrue his hands in other than the blood of oxen, and he had not long endured the restraint of this common craft when forty shillings, the gift of his mother, purchased him an escape, and carried him triumphant and ambitious to London.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • In his opinion, they ought upon this occasion to follow the example of the ancient Romans, who, having no law against parricide, because their legislators supposed no son could be so unnaturally wicked as to embrue his hands in his father's blood, made a law to punish this heinous crime as soon as it was committed.

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

  • But the blood about to flow was French; it was therefore for these misguided people, already guilty of rebellion, to embrue their hands in the blood of their countrymen by striking the first blow.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • In his opinion they ought upon this occasion to follow the example of the ancient Romans, who, having no law against parricide, because their legislators supposed no son could be so unnaturally wicked as to embrue his hands in his father's blood, made a law to punish this heinous crime as soon as it was committed.

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  • He had the honour to be attending on the King his master from the palace of Falkland to the town of Perth, on the memorable 5th day of August 1600, when John Earl of Gowrie, and Mr. Alexander Ruthven, his brother, attempted to embrue their hands in the sacred blood of their sovereign.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

  • Demand what is just and you shall receive it, though we should acquiesce even in what is unjust rather than embrue impious hands in one another's blood. "

    The History of Rome, Vol. II

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  • Also spelled imbrue.

    October 7, 2008