partake of

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Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.
A LION wishing to lure a Bull to a place where it would be safe to attack him, said: "My friend, I have killed a fine sheep; will you come with me and partake of the mutton?
By degrees, I became calm enough to release my grasp and partake of pudding.
and partake of some refreshment, ere you proceed with a tale so dreadful.
But as it is evidently better, that these should continue to exercise their respective trades; so also in civil society, where it is possible, it would be better that the government should continue in the same hands; but where it [1261b] is not (as nature has made all men equal, and therefore it is just, be the administration good or bad, that all should partake of it), there it is best to observe a rotation, and let those who are their equals by turns submit to those who are at that time magistrates, as they will, in their turns, alternately be governors and governed, as if they were different men: by the same method different persons will execute different offices.
to take a share or part <"Refreshments are in the next room, if you care to partake of them.
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: