Embrute

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Embrute To brutify; to imbrute. "All the man embruted in the swine."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embrute To degrade to the condition of a brute; make brutal or like a brute; brutalize.
    • embrute To fall or sink to the condition of a brute.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. em-,L. in,) + brute,. Cf. Imbrute

Usage

In literature:

To a degenerate and embruted people, liberty seems too plain a thing, if unadorned by the pomp of the very despotism they would dethrone.
"Rienzi" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Spare me that I may cleanse and sanctify myself and the members of Christ in me, which I have so often embruted and defiled.
"Bunyan Characters - Third Series The Holy War" by Alexander Whyte
You would dethrone and embrute the lords of the earth by your theories.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The embruted Gentiles in exultant rout Into her Holy of Holies profanely press!
"A Celtic Psaltery" by Alfred Perceval Graves
And worst of all, embruted, and haggard, and aged childhood.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
He is to that degree embruted by his success that he thinks this all very simple.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
It nurses and brings out the animal, represses and embrutes the god that is within us.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
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In poetry:

In the player's hand--the boy,
Naked--blossom-pallid lay;
Rous'd to lust of bloody joy,
Throbb'd the slave's embruted clay.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Stings the chain-embruted clay,
Senseless to his yoke-bound shame;
Goads him on to rend and slay,
Knowing not the spurring flame.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford