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

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Examples

  • To make the story brief, Mr. Field did so, and the outcome -- at which I was somewhat taken aback -- was the remarkable book, "Culture's Garland," with its title imitated from the sentimental "Annuals" of long ago, and its cover ornamented with sausages linked together as a coronal wreath!

    The Holy Cross and Other Tales

  • His Pange lingua is a delicate hymn written in a fauxbourdon technique imitated from the English and also used by Binchois for his Veni creator.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • In whatever period this history was written, whether it was imitated from the Greek history of Agamemnon and Idomeneus, or was the model from which that history was taken; whether it might be anterior or posterior to similar narratives in Assyrian history is not the point I am now examining.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Book, "imaginary vivacity comes about by reproducing the deep structure of perception .... what in perception comes to be imitated is not only the sensory outcome (the way something looks or sounds or feels beneath the hands) but the actual structure of production that gave rise to the perception; that is, the material conditions that made it look, sound, or feel the way it did" (9).

    Seeing Is Reading

  • From this national custom are derived the multitude of Spanish romances, translated or imitated from the Arabic, which, in

    History of the Moors of Spain

  • "Andreas" is imitated from a Greek story of St. Andrew, of which some Latin version was probably known to the Anglo-Saxon poet.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • -- Reeve's tale, imitated from the French fabliau of

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • Shakespeare, for though the title-page declares that it is "imitated from the English," nothing is left of Shakespeare's play save the names and the fact that Hamlet's father had been murdered before the action of the drama begins.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • I can trust you to see that all these elaborate conceits (which seem imitated from the choice Italian manner, and which I confess have flowed from my pen quite unpremeditated and somewhat to my own surprise) are nothing but a shabby cloak under which I am trying to hide my own palpable laziness -- a laziness which even the higher affections can only render a little restless and uncomfortable, but not dispel.

    Familiar Letters of William James II

  • The section which is here placed under this heading is obviously different from any collection which could be made of modern poems, professing to deal with Nature and not imitated from the Greek.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

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