But immersion in this realm of secrets and deception comes at a steep price, for both the protagonist and reader.
If they swam just as strenuously on the tenth immersion as on the first, the risk of drowning would increase dramatically.
Hanging with Rob Lowe on the set of a political film is an immersion in the tricks of the trade.
Not low enough, says Tom Doran in HuffingtonPost UK after a week's immersion in the man's Twitter Feed.
The irony is that we continue our immersion in the three poisons when we shop at such overpriced designer supermarkets.
At this point, therefore, it was necessary for me to take to the water; and dismounting, I made ready for the immersion.
He never troubles about drying their legs and hoofs after their immersion in the pond.
The gum prevents the colour shifting during the immersion, but does not prevent the glaze adhering.
How would it sound, "I have an immersion to be immersed with, and how am I straitened?"
The sprinkling, and, indeed, the immersion of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.
mid-15c., from Late Latin immersionem (nominative immersio), noun of action from past participle stem of immergere, from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + Latin mergere "plunge, dip" (see merge). Meaning "absorption in some interest or situation" is from 1640s. As a method of teaching a foreign language, it is from 1965, trademarked by the Berlitz company.
immersion im·mer·sion (ĭ-mûr'zhən, -shən)
The placing of a body under water or other liquid.
The use of a fluid on a microscope slide in order to exclude air from between the glass slide and the bottom lens.