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


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  • And the little man was so pleased with the idea of having his name engrafted on that of the Toodleburg family, that he promised a fat turkey and the best pig of the litter for the christening dinner.

    The Von Toodleburgs Or, The History of a Very Distinguished Family

  • College since the latter's establishment had been more or less nominal; it was at least indefinitely hazy, other than in the mere fact that it was "engrafted," and in the imprimatur of its degrees.

    McGill and its Story, 1821-1921

  • Once the new marrow had engrafted, the recipient ran the risk of that foreign marrow turning and attacking his or her own body as well as any residual leukemia left in the marrow, a deadly complication termed graft-versus-host disease or GVHD.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • “I take the liberty to enclose a copy of the amendments recommended by this Convention,” he wrote Washington from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on June 22, 1788; “they were drawn up more with a view of softening & conciliating the adoption to some who were moderate in their opposition than from an expectation that they would ever be engrafted in the Constitution.”


  • This Thenardier female was like the product of a wench engrafted on a fishwife.

    Les Miserables

  • This would be bad, and inflammatory enough on it own, but when engrafted upon a very angry electorate, people whose good works have been lost in a flash of greed and mismanagement, and who feel powerless, it is like shouting fire in a crowded theatre.

    Paul Abrams: McCain, Media & Meltdown: A Witches' Brew for Election Violence

  • “Why, then, noble earl, we cannot be censured because villains, for their own revengeful ends, appear to have engrafted a bloody termination on our honest purpose?”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • First, she is so to her parents, whose opinions, perhaps prejudices, are engrafted into her before she knows what an opinion is.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • I'm Pro-Israel, Pro-Palestine, by the way as the Bible clearly doesn't support Zionism---because Paul says that the 'Gentiles are engrafted into Israel,which is a spiritual one in Christ.'

    Christian Fundamentalism Views Revelation as a Mean Joke

  • She is now producing red blood cells, indicators she is engrafted.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2008


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