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Definition of "embracing" []

  • (of a person) to take or clasp (another person) in the arms, or (of two people) to clasp each other, as in affection, greeting, etc; hug (verb)
  • To accept (an opportunity, challenge, etc) willingly or eagerly (verb)
  • To take up (a new idea, faith, etc); adopt (verb)
  • To comprise or include as an integral part (verb)
  • To encircle or enclose (verb)
  • The act of embracing (noun)
  • Sexual intercourse (noun)
  • Present participle of embrace. (verb)

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Use "embracing" in a sentence
  • "He mentioned that he was particularly glad that I had used the term "embracing" in the title, and enthusiastically agreed that we need not just a political settlement but open-hearted reconciliation based on acknowledgment that both Israel and Palestine have legitimate narratives and both communities have co-created the current mess."
  • "(_Philippians_, pp. 171-178) has shewn with great fulness of proof that 'the household of Caesar' was a term embracing a vast number of persons, not only in Rome but in the provinces, all of whom were either actual or former slaves of the"
  • "Dr. Lazarus, the chief of the medical department, tells us that the "river people," a term embracing those who own the temples on the stream -- just as we would say the "steel rail" or the "pig metal" people at home -- are very much depressed, complaining bitterly that the revenues have fallen away."