partake of


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partake of something

 
1. to have a portion of something, such as food or drink. Would you care to partake of this apple pie with me? I would like to partake of that fine dinner I see set out on the table.
2. to take part in or experience something. Sarah had always wanted to partake of the good life. Roger had no intention of partaking of the events offered at the fair.
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partake of

v.
To use, consume, or participate in something shared with others: I hope that the guests will partake of the delicious dinner I prepared.
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But I trust, Sir Nigel, that you will also partake of none-meat with me?
The little matter of distinguishing one, two, and three--in a word, number and calculation:--do not all arts and sciences necessarily partake of them?
To be sure I was not entirely convinced by my own arguments, but Toby's proposition to descend at once into the valley, and partake of the hospitality of its inmates, seemed to me to be risking so much upon the strength of a mere supposition, that I resolved to oppose it until we had more evidence to proceed upon.
Some authors have attempted to explain this, by supposing that the water retains its level, whilst the land oscillates upwards; but surely the water close to the land, even on a rather steep coast, would partake of the motion of the bottom: moreover, as urged by Mr.
The only thing I object to in this little trait of Ned's, is,' said Mr Chester, '--and the mention of his name reminds me, by the way, that I am about to beg the favour of a minute's talk with you alone--the only thing I object to in it, is, that it DOES partake of insincerity.
Victor was proud of his achievement, and went about recommending it and urging every one to partake of it to excess.
They can partake of such items as a pickled shimeji mushroom salad with an enoki mushroom and porcini vinaigrette, a wild mushroom soup with black truffle-foie gras emulsion, a chanterelle mushroom mac 'n' cheese recipe with boschetto al tartufo, a pan-roasted hen of the woods mushrooms offering with creme fraiche atop grilled soudough toast with truffle oil, and a smoked lobster mushroom and duck confit spring roll with a mushroom-soy ponzu.
Robert Oppenheimer's name is everywhere as 'father of the atomic bomb', but for more than a casual examination of the man's life and contributions, it's essential to partake of American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy Of J.
Recommended for young and old that wish to partake of a slice of history that touched our country from shore to shore.
to partake of any food that's inconsistent with their faith .
On the other hand, those not members of the Catholic Church may not partake of the Holy Eucharist in the hope that this will bring about greater unity:
These images partake of a technological sublime: Alone against the unforgiving sky, the tower and lights represent the putative heroism and attendant risk of the attempt to conquer the natural world.
For $4,235, you and a friend can partake of a new offering called "The Ultimate Island Retreat.
If the stars were indeed more numerous and more accessible, then "ordinary people, not just emperors, might partake of stellar substance and find niches among the stars" (70).
The members will partake of the finest in food and enjoy private parties and perhaps some casino charity nights--notto be unexpected with a casino operator in charge.