• WordNet 3.6
    • n embracing the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embracing Comprehensive; through.
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  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “The extent of your consciousness is limited only by your ability to love and to embrace with your love the space around you, and all it contains”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.”
  • Seneca
    “The pleasures of the palate deal with us like the Egyptian thieves, who strangle those whom they embrace.”
  • Cyril Connolly
    “We must select the Illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.”
  • George Santayana
    “Knowledge is recognition of something absent; it is a salutation, not an embrace.”
  • 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.”


In literature:

And he embraced Arjuna of the curly hair; and spoke words of solace to the daughter of Drupada.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
BOMBAY (26,960), the western Presidency of India, embraces 26 British districts and 19 feudatory states.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
And the other embraced the southeastern portion, and extended as far west and north as Watertown and Summit.
"Thirty Years in the Itinerancy" by Wesson Gage Miller
They who fear when they ought not to fear, and fear not when they ought to fear, such men, embracing false doctrines, enter the evil path.
"Sacred Books of the East" by Various
Imagine the influence of such a tale, when believed to be true, upon a mind inclined to embrace the doctrines of asceticism.
"A Short History of Monks and Monasteries" by Alfred Wesley Wishart
The remainder of the book is embraced in the contents of the seventh seal.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
The former range of this species embraced the whole southeastern and central United States.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
I embrace you from my heart.
"Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826 Vol. 2" by Lady Wallace
I tried to embrace her, and she turned her head away.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
He had no further hesitation in embracing her.
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola

In poetry:

There drooped thy more than mortal face,
O Mother, beautiful and mild
Enfolding in one dear embrace
Thy Saviour and thy Child!
"Raphael" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yes, ransomed sinner! wouldst thou know
How often to forgive,
How dearly to embrace thy foe,
Look where thou hop'st to live; -
"Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Foaming, rushing on swift longing,
Seethed he up in youthful zest--
And the Terek flood was wedded
With him in embraces blest.
"The Gift Of The Terek" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Two vigorous cubs spring up to light,
And to their parent haste;
Caelius a third, in tenderer plight,
Within the pit embrac'd!
"The Panther" by William Hayley
His universal arms embrace
The saint, the sinner, and the sage,
And proffer refuge, comfort, grace
To tribulation's pilgrimage.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
The fond embrace he oft renews,
And oft, with grief oppress'd,
The fatal wreck again he views,
And smites his trembling breast.
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Plenty of artists would cringe if the word "workmanlike" were used to describe their output, but Jill Townsley embraces it.
Maryville Vineyard embraces change, growth as they move to new home.
After all, the industry hadn't embraced a smaller disk-drive format in more than a decade.
Brazil's ' City of God ' embraces Obama.
Sometimes America embraces a free market.
Modern residence on Clarendon Avenue embraces versatile design.
Widespread hydrogen use has been enthusiastically embraced by major corporations and environmentalists alike as a panacea for global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels, and is a particular favorite of the Bush administration.
Learning to Embrace the True Meaning of Beauty.
Syrian tribes embrace nonviolent resistance, defying stereotypes.
Some people have embraced the entry of computers into their lives, while others have shunned or reluctantly allowed them into their offices.
A Coca-Cola promotion in Singapore lets soda-drinkers embrace giant vending machines that say "Hug Me" to get their beverage.
It wasn't enthusiastically embraced, but the City Council Tuesday night approved a proposed "memorandum of understanding" with the Town of Norton for a truck-storage facility to be located adjacent to Myles Standish Industrial Park.
President Barack Obama, left, embraces Donna Vanzant, right, during a tour of a neighborhood effected by superstorm Sandy, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 in Brigantine, N.J.
It's the season for earthly pleasures, and embracing the spectacle is no sin.
Pharmaceutical makers, once wary of head-to-head trials, now embrace them as marketing tools.

In science:

Normally the conclusions from the OH IR have been embraced (log ǫO ≈ 8.90), largely due to the remarkably small line-to-line scatter (Sauval et al. 1984).
Stellar abundance analyses in the light of 3D hydrodynamical model atmospheres
Here ∇i denotes the covariant derivative, and round brackets denote symmetrization with respect to indices they embrace.
Epicyclic frequencies derived from the effective potential: simple and practical formulae
In facts Kretschmann embraces Einstein’s view that the description of the whole physical experience can be reduced to accounting for spatiotemporal coincidences.
The physical meaning of the "boost-rotation symmetric" solutions within the general interpretation of Einstein's theory of gravitation
As we will see, the correspondence Q ←→ BQ is not one-to-one and does not embrace non-symmetric forms.
Non-degenerate bilinear forms in characteristic 2, related contact forms, simple Lie algebras and superalgebras
This term is too imprecise at the moment: it embraces Frank and Ermolaev algebras, Frank and other exceptional superalgebras ([BGL6, BGL7]).
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras