embracement

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n embracement the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Embracement A clasp in the arms; embrace. "Dear though chaste embracements ."
    • Embracement State of being contained; inclosure. "In the embracement of the parts hardly reparable, as bones."
    • Embracement Willing acceptance. "A ready embracement of . . . his kindness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n embracement The act of embracing; a grasp or clasp in the arms; a hug; an embrace.
    • n embracement The act of taking to one's self; seizure; acceptance.
    • n embracement Extent of grasp; comprehension; capacity.
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.”
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    “The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.”
  • Anthony J. D'Angelo
    Anthony J. D'Angelo
    “Don't fear change -- embrace it.”
  • Andrew Marvell
    Andrew Marvell
    “The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.”
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”
  • Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    Johann Gottfried Von Herder
    “Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. embrassement,

Usage

In literature:

His works embrace the departments of exegesis, doctrine, and practical religion.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Oh, how great was Abricotina's fear to feel herself fast embraced, and yet see nobody!
"The Fairy Book" by Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)
They drew back; they embraced; they shed rivulets of tears.
"Candide" by Voltaire
With but short intervals of dozing she would draw him to her embrace, and intoxicate him with her caresses.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
In falling upon the neck of the big man with the gray moustache, Fougas supposed he was embracing Massena.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
But it was not the embrace of wrestlers.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
Those tribes already not brought over to Islam were ready to embrace it under the foregoing circumstances.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
Why, in thy ignorance, art thou embracing my neck with caressing arms?
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
In the dark of the strange room, his eyes staring and fearful, he would reach suddenly for Anna, embracing her almost as if she were beside him.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Stanislaus remained for some time undetermined, whether he should embrace a monastic life, or engage among the secular clergy.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
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In poetry:

Then Ardolph caught him by the hand,
And gazed upon his face,
And to his aged bosom strain'd,
With many a kind embrace.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
At last my arms embrace my Lord,
Now let their vigour cease;
At last my eyes my Saviour see,
Now let them close in peace!
"Hymn VIII. When Jesus," by John Logan
Why gaze on the rigid features,
So white in death's embrace,
With such look of awe and pity?
'Tis only the same old face.
"Old Aunt Lucy" by Madge Morris Wagner
Dost know thou ne'er couldst him embrace,
Till he embraced thee?
Nor ever see him, till his face
Thy Husband open'd free?
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
I. NOON.
White clouds, whose shadows haunt the deep,
Light mists, whose soft embraces keep
The sunshine on the hills asleep!
"Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Turning to her fond embraces,
Playing round her as she goes,
With no shade on their glad faces
Deeper than the budding rose.
"Sorrow" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

Israeli distrib embraces 'A Separation'.
Although I am not Jewish, I embrace a chance at a new beginning, especially when my good intentions from January have fizzled out.
RadarOnline.com broke the news that Oksana Grigorieva, former girlfriend of James Bond star Timothy Dalton, is Mel's mistress and the woman pictured embracing him in Costa Rica earlier this year.
But the American public did not embrace the coin as government officials had hoped.
'You should embrace even the moment of death,' and 'The deadly fire is waiting for you'.
The mediasphere is abuzz over America's embrace of electronic dance music.
Throw together something similar, and embrace the season.
Time to Embrace Market Risk, or To Run From It.
Hopefuls Embrace 'Campaign Casual' And Roll Up Their Sleeves Only So Far.
Embrace the season with New York's best new fall cocktails.
The industry is nervously eyeing the possibility that other countries could embrace the restrictions.
Enlarge Andrew Miller/The Jersey Journal Mariki Pretorius, 27, of Potchefstroom, South Africa, embraces the music as The Tapestry Church of Jersey City hosts Easter Services at the Boys and Girls Club in Jersey City on April 24, 2011.
In-field crop sensors are one new technology that growers on the northern Plains are embracing to help manage nitrogen fertilizer applications.
In- field crop sensors are one new technology that growers on the northern Plains are embracing to help manage nitrogen fertilizer applications.
The annual San Francisco Fringe Festival embraces humanity again.
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In science:

It may also happen that the companion’s envelope embraces the BH.
Slim accretion disks around black holes
These abstractions will have to embrace physical dynamics and computation in a unified way.
Definability in the Real Universe
Thus, the approach developed here embraces classical results of the theory of beam propagation medium in a randomly inhomogeneous medium [1, 2].
Beam propagation in a Randomly Inhomogeneous Medium
The obvious question arises whether a perturbation theory may be constructed around simple liquids, embracing the more complex ones.
What constitutes a simple liquid?
For example, this region may represent the boundaries embracing a particular diffraction peak in scattering problems or the transmission probability in tunneling problems.
Determining final probabilities directly from the initial state
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