embrace

Part of speech: noun

The act of embracing; a clasping in the arms; a hug.

Part of speech: verb

To infold in the arms; clasp; hug; accept; willingly; comprehend; include.

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Usage examples "embrace":

  1. The uncle and nephew were folded in each other's embrace. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  2. He gathered her to him and kissed her and held her close in his embrace. - "The Stronger Influence", F.E. Mills Young.
  3. Sometimes," he went on, drawing her towards him in a slight but affectionate embrace, " you have perhaps thought me a little cold, a little staid and distant from you, even in our happiest moments. - "The Wicked Marquis", E. Phillips Oppenheim.