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Word: imbue

Definition: saturate(soak thoroughly); fill; Ex. imbue someone with feelings


Sentences Containing 'imbue'

Andrew Spicer has written that "he sensed its potential to imbue the British crime thriller with the realism and violence of its American counterparts".
For example, "I go home liao, "den" (2 beats) call you" will imbue the subtext with a questionable sense of irony, a lasciviousness for seduction (3 beats), or just general inappropriateness (random 2 beats indicating a Hong Kong comedy-influenced moleitou 無理頭 Singaporean sense of humour).
In "The Rainbow", Inness rearranged nature to imbue it with a sense of divine presence.
In addition to Harkin's philosophy on the economic value of parks, Harkin also saw parks as being a way for Canadians to imbue the beauty of Canadian scenery in an accessible manner, be it by car or train to reach park grounds.
In his essay "We're All Just Floating in Space", Lyle Zynda analyzes this episode's interpretation of existential meaninglessness, arguing that both River and Early perceive physical objects as divorced from the meanings with which others imbue them.
On the other hand, the use of keyboards and acoustic instruments play a very important role to imbue a rustic and Folk sound to their work.
Rousseau, he noted, went from believing that "the people" could govern themselves in town meetings, to urging that the government of Poland invent public ceremonies and festivals in order to imbue the people with allegiance to the nation.
This, observes Zygmunt Szweykowski, is close to the atmosphere that will imbue Prus' later novel, "The Doll" (written and published in newspaper serialization in 1887–89).
Zynda claims that ultimately, River and Early's ability to experience objects divorced from their common meanings allows them to imbue those objects with a value of their choosing.

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