What is receive?

Famous quotes containing the word receive:

    But when with moving accents thou
    Shalt constant faith and service vow,
    Thy Celia shall receive those charms
    With open ears, and with unfolded arms.
    Thomas Carew (1589–1639)

    The town’s poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any. Maybe they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We receive the truths of science by compulsion. Nothing but ignorance is able to resist them.
    Chauncey Wright (1830–1875)