They had hoped for a younger man with more manifest energy and charisma to imbue the church with a new spirit.
And the use of reverberating metallic sound effects to imbue every other moment with sinister portent gets tedious after awhile.
Now, way up high in the North Carolina mountains, a Land of Oz can imbue a little magic.
“Unfortunately, the Jesuits failed to imbue me with the true Christian faith,” Castro told Frei Betto.
He could wait until his valour, somewhat cowed, should return again, and imbue him with a fresh impulse.
This thought should imbue a man of science with humility rather than with pride.
The Christian missionary will get hold of him in bulk, so to speak, and imbue him with the higher theology.
By some subtle process she contrived to imbue the baby also with this idea.
Jemmy the Scrubber, unable to imbue the rest of his watch with his own restless activity, gave me no peace night or day.
They had never been able to imbue her with the superstition pertaining to the Godolphins.
early 15c., "to keep wet; to soak, saturate;" also figuratively "to cause to absorb" (feelings, opinions, etc.), from Latin imbuere "moisten," of uncertain origin, perhaps from the same root as imbrication. Cf. also Old French embu, past participle of emboivre, from Latin imbibere "drink in, soak in" (see imbibe), which might have influenced the English word. Related: Imbued; imbuing.