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

  • v. Past tense of partake.

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  • v. Simple past of partake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of partake.


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  • It seemed to her that her sin partook of sacrilege or blasphemy.

    Chapter 4

  • The jargon partook of every accent and intonation the empire boasts of; and from the sharp precision of the North Tweeder to the broad doric of Kerry, every portion, almost every county, of Great Britain had its representative.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 1

  • A clergymam, whose name partook both of the original and its corruption, was vicar of

    Notes and Queries, Number 37, July 13, 1850

  • Herbert's expression partook of a furious astonishment.

    Gentle Julia

  • Then after we 'partook' the wine, I have to say that Cricket had me about fall out of my chair with laughter when she looked up at me and said, "And the wine doesn't taste too bad either!"


  • Do you mean by that, you 'partook' of the brandy which other sailors were drinking? "

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • From then on subscribed to the Marvel Star Wars comic, in which our heroes partook in lots of adventures which then made no sense when Empire came out!

    MIND MELD: What Book Introduced You to Science Fiction?

  • I think this was a very well constructed story, the proof of which being the fact that I enjoyed it despite the fact that the main plot partook of the sort of relationship drama which, while I can appreciate as a creative work, I rarely find myself entertained by.

    Review: Philippine Speculative Fiction IV (2 of 4) « BAHAY TALINHAGA

  • One thing that Bertie detested was rice and curry, so it happened that he alone partook of an inviting omelet.


  • Everything partook of the superlative save himself, -- the perfect cessation of wind and motion, the immensity of the snow-covered wilderness, the height of the sky and the depth of the silence.

    In a Far Country


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