Imbrute

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Imbrute To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal. "And mixed with bestial slime,
      THis essence to incarnate and imbrute ."
    • v. i Imbrute To sink to the state of a brute. "The soul grows clotted by contagion,
      Imbodies, and imbrutes , till she quite lose
      The divine property of her first being."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • imbrute See embrute.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Imbrute im-brōōt′ to reduce, or sink, to the state of a brute
    • pr.p Imbrute imbrut′ing; pa.p. imbrut′ed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. im-, in + brute,: cf. F. abrutir,. Cf. Embrute

Usage

In literature:

Any nobleness begins at once to refine a man's features, any meanness or sensuality to imbrute them.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
By means of a few drops of powerful cordial, the doctor for a moment reanimated the imbruted carcass that lay before him.
"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne
How deep was the change, made upon the imbruted Asiatics, we may perhaps question.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
Notwithstanding all that has been said, the solitary is a man imbruted, vegetating, deprived of his crown.
"The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe" by Joseph Xavier Saintine
Soaked, imbruted, dead drunk!
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
Is the exhalation of an offensive odor the necessary property of a people imbruted by poverty and filth?
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
His erstwhile quick wits were dulled and imbruted.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Aye, he is the crafty, vicious, gold-imbruted manifestation of a whole nation's greed!
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Imbruted by atheism, he entered his cell with a merry song and a joke.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Stroke after stroke slashed across my back and shoulders as heavily as my imbruted executioner could strike.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
Bad acts are degraded, imbruted good.
"Human, All Too Human" by Friedrich Nietzsche
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