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Definitions of Into

  1. To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.
  2. Expressing penetration beyond the outside or surface, or access to the inside, or contents; as, to look into a letter or book; to look into an apartment.
  3. Indicating insertion; as, to infuse more spirit or animation into a composition.
  4. Denoting inclusion; as, put these ideas into other words.
  5. Indicating the passing of a thing from one form, condition, or state to another; as, compound substances may be resolved into others which are more simple; ice is convertible into water, and water into vapor; men are more easily drawn than forced into compliance; we may reduce many distinct substances into one mass; men are led by evidence into belief of truth, and are often enticed into the commission of crimes'into; she burst into tears; children are sometimes frightened into fits; all persons are liable to be seduced into error and folly.
  6. Expressing entrance, or a passing from the outside of a thing to its interior parts; - following verbs expressing motion; as, come into the house; go into the church; one stream falls or runs into another; water enters into the fine vessels of plants.
  7. To the inside of; denoting passage inwards; as, he came into the room.
  8. Noting passage inwards: noting the passage of a thing from one state to another: ( B.) often used for UNTO.
  9. Denoting passage inwards.
  10. To and in; to the inside of.
  11. Noting passage from the outside to inside, or from one state to another.
  12. A word which denotes entrance or passage inwards; denoting the passing from one state or form to another.
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Usage examples for Into

  1. Every man into this and make it go! – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. " I got us into this," he said. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  3. Well, we shook hands, and I left him to go into the store. – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  4. All day he's been lightin' into the girl. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  5. I went into the room. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  6. So I went into the country with her family. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  7. Take the matter into the head: try the case there. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. But can we get into the lot? – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  9. She shall go into the world more. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Is he fool enough to run into the back of it? – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  11. " No; but that might put it into his head. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  12. To go out of one, is to go into the other. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  13. " I never do think before I get into trouble. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  14. I tell you all I won't say another word and get myself into trouble, so there! – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  15. Aunty went into the little house. – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  16. But it was not only to get me into trouble. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  17. Let's not go into that, please. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  18. Ye can see right into it from whar he went. – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  19. " I think I can let you see into it, Miss Mercy," said Ian. – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. " Come into my room," said Patty, " and let's talk this thing over." – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
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