from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of embark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb See embark.

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  • verb Archaic form of embark.


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  • Where Sin, Sorrow, and Sufferings, of all Kinds, and from all Quarters, accost and attack her, and from which she is perpetually wishing to be delivered; and yet is loth to quit this her Earthly Mansion: Which Fondness for this transitory Life, and Fear to imbark for a Better in the Ocean of Eternity, must surely proceed from a Deficiency of Faith, and the Want of a firm Belief of Future Happiness.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Happiness my Heart could hope for on this Side Heaven, in the Espousals of my Son with the fair Daughter of my Friend: My next Care must be to find out my Daughter, which I left with a poor Woman of Cajeta, she being too tender for my rough Hands to deal withal; therefore I left her at that Town, in my Passage, as I went to imbark.


  • He was at that Time suddenly to imbark for New-England, and fearing he should sail before she got to London, he made an humble Petition to the Queen in her Behalf, which I here choose to give you in his own Words, because it will save me the Story at large.

    The History and Present State of Virginia, in Four Parts

  • In a Nation where there are so many publick Funds to be supported, I know not whether he can be called a good Subject, who does not imbark some part of his Fortune with the State, to whose Vigilance he owes the Security of the whole.

    The Spectator, Volume 2.

  • One Benefit at least may be expected from 'em, that they will induce all true Britains to be cautious, and not imbark themselves in a foreign Interest for the future, if not for the sake of their Country, at least for their own

    Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718)

  • [214] They are forced to retreat. had done before, we resolved to imbark silently in the dark of the night, and go off from that Coast where we had been so early descryed, and the enemy was so much prepared against us.

    Bucaniers of America:

  • Some 30 leagues from this place we killed wild cowes & then gott ourselves into cottages, where we heard some guns goe off, which made us putt out our fires & imbark ourselves with all speed.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • After which I ordered my nephew to make all those savages imbark immediately, so as to continue their journey as far as their own country, which was done.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • It was concluded that hee should imbark with my Brother-in-Law in the small vessell.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson

  • As soone [as] we went from thence the father & the rest of the ffrench that did stay behind did imbark themselves with them and followed us so close that ere long would be at us.

    Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson


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