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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Embracive Disposed to embrace; fond of caressing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embracive Given to embracing; caressing.
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  • Woody Allen
    “Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing Embraceable You in spats.”
  • 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
    “Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.”


In literature:

His was a love that sought no communion with its object, neither speech nor embrace.
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
Old Ivan Mironoff blessed his daughter, and embraced his wife, and then faced death.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VII" by Various
It would have been better for them both had they been separated without that last embrace.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
I embraced him, and enjoined him and his brothers to obey their mother.
"The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island" by Johann David Wyss
And he was embraced by Arjuna, and the twins saluted him with reverence.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Singing, dancing, embracing and loving, they passed the hours in extremities of bliss.
"The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry" by W. G. Archer
On the day when your Holiness embraces him, and then only, the affairs of France will be adjusted.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume V. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
They interpenetrate, interlace, correspond with and embrace each other.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
I say by degrees, for the experience I am now writing down embraces the winters of five or six years.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
The Republican party, however, embraced sections of various shades of thought.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
The rescued Colonel hurried to embrace his friend, but the latter was slashing, mangling, in a fit of rage, the slain beast.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
With arms extended, like the sails of a windmill, I hurl myself into the embrace of Sir Roger Tempest.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
The cloaks and wrappers soon fell off, and mother and daughters were clasped in a mutual embrace.
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde
He had embraced the Catholic religion, and had been ennobled.
"Waldfried" by Berthold Auerbach
The king embraced her.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
With what joy shall I not embrace him this evening!
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
Several minutes passed thus, then Hartmut disengaged himself from the embrace which would have detained him.
"The Sign of Flame" by E. Werner
When he comes to light again, he embraces her warmly, and placing his hands upon her shoulders, regards her smilingly.
"Airy Fairy Lilian" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
Death is spoken of here as the result of sin, and cannot, therefore, embrace animals and plants, which are incapable of sin.
"The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences" by Edward Hitchcock
When he embraced her with his arm it seemed to him that he was drawing part of heaven toward his breast.
"With Fire and Sword" by Henryk Sienkiewicz

In poetry:

Though I resolv'd and swore, through grace,
In very solemn terms,
I never should my lusts embrace,
Nor yield unto their charms;
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Then Lamb, with whose endearing name
Our boy we proudly graced,
Shrank from the warmth of sweeter fame
Than ever bard embraced.
"Verses To The Memory Of A Child" by Thomas Noon Talfourd
Surprise and wonder, scorn and ire,
Flushed on the father's face
At what he heard; he clasped his child
In loving, long embrace.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Base want, and vice, a foe to all!
Round us their snares had thrown.
Had not thy arm, at pity's call,
Embrac'd us for thine own.
"Two Hymns" by William Hayley
The living turn from my fond embrace,
As if no love were needed;
The tears I wept on thy young dead face
Were never more unheeded
"At The Nightfall" by Emma Alice Browne
This lady of the luting tongue,
The flash in darkness, billow's grace,
For thee the worship; for the young
In muscle the embrace.
"The Last Contention" by George Meredith

In news:

When Caspian formed in 2004, they were bandwagon jumpers, one of many mostly instrumental bands embracing post-rock after Godspeed You.
There are plenty of reasons why people embrace vegetarianism.
London (with AD Craig Littlepage) should embrace a little bit of failure.
Rabbi Shea Harlig is on a mission to get Jews to embrace a more traditional practice of their faith.
Bulldogs' Flournoy-Smith embraces new role, change of pace.
Huntsville Democrats chant 'four more years' in embracing Obama debate comeback.
Kim Smith embraces new Chatt State role.
A warm embrace for Armstrong.
Young women embrace faith, community, American heritage.
Some companies are encouraging multiple generations of employee families -- from grandparents to grandchildren -- to embrace healthy lifestyles.
To embrace or flee Facebook.
Companies that embrace older workers are finding a good fit for their business.
This celebration of Palm Sunday should give a holistic rise in our thoughts about not only the spiritual significant of this day we embrace but that it also signals to us that spring is in the air.
Virgin founder chats about embracing ethanol, slashing airplane emissions.
Ted Zagat, Son of Tim and Nina, Embraces His Guidebook Destiny.

In science:

As part of this “growing up” there is a need to admit defeat on some of the old methods and to embrace new ones, particularly on the statistical questions.
Conference Summary
To come back to Ken’s original wish, it is becoming increasingly clear that “to understand the chain of events that occurred during the formation of the Galaxy”, the astronomical community must embrace the wealth of near-field information with the same relish that it embraces the far field universe.
Workshop Summary: The Dynamics, Structure and History of Galaxies
The theory also embraces the idea of seafloor spreading.
Teaching Earth Dynamics: What's Wrong with Plate Tectonics Theory?
After recent advances, the lattice now embraces chiral symmetry.
So you want to be a lattice theorist?
In spite, however, of having won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the photon it is not clear that Einstein, even to the end of his life16, ever embraced the concept, trivially accepted by all practitioners of experimental High Energy Physics, that the photon is a elementary particle like any other such.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
The modern solution, after rejecting the aether, is to embrace the photon concept that renders also ‘superfluous’ electric and magnetic force fields and identifies radiation fields as the classical limit of quantum mechanical probability amplitudes [14, 11].
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
Beck, Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change, Addison-Wesley, 2000.
Determining the Applicability of Agile Practices to Mission and Life-critical Systems
The names of Brans and Dicke are still occasionally invoked in discussion of these issues, but we don’t think they would have recognized or embraced the universes of Kim (2005) or Makamura (2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
The paper () shows that universal geometry also extends to arbitrary quadratic forms, and embraces both spherical and hyperbolic geometries in a pro jective version.
Although Einstein would toy with this idea again in 1915, briefly embracing the idea advanced by Gustav Mie that all interactions were fundamentally electromagnetic, at this time the vanishing trace was physically inadmissible.
Book Review: The Genesis of General Relativity
We cannot help feeling that the gastrophysics/ISM community needs to embrace the large suite of mathematical tools that are available today.
Conference Summary: Magellanic System - Stars, Gas and Galaxies
Oemler’s function embrace a family based on a modified Hubble profile with various strengths of a luminosity turndown at large radii.
The Tolman Surface Brightness Test for the Reality of the Expansion. V. Provenance of the Test and a New Representation of the Data for Three Remote HST Galaxy Clusters
On the other hand, in v-dependence is embraced with the explanation that v is a function of φ and thus, overall, everything is covariant.
Causal set as a discretized phase spacetime
Each entry, where some calculations should be performed have to be embraced in ( ) brackets.
Introduction to Randomness and Statistics
In this way a complete cosmological scenario is obtained, which embraces the formation of initial conditions for the inflationary background in the form of a sharp probability peak in the distribution of the inflaton field and the ongoing generation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) spectrum on this background.
Tunneling cosmological state revisited: Origin of inflation with a non-minimally coupled Standard Model Higgs inflaton