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Ape \Ape\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aped; p. pr. & vb. n. Aping.] To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally. ``How he apes his sire.''

The people of England will not ape the fashions they have never tried.


vb. (en-past of: ape)

Usage examples of "aped".

From thence I  knew came  the  force  that  shaped  this  Dweller  in  the  Pool--from  the pouring rays came  its  strength.

With memory a hope died that I had not known was in me, the hope that he had escaped from the cabin, found refuge elsewhere on the ship.

The engine of the Suwarna died and the Tonga boys leaped to one of the boats.

O'Keefe's fingers must have pressed down upon the controls, for we leaped forward almost with the speed of light.

From this vantage point the oddly shaped vehicles were plain, and we could see they were, indeed, like the shell of the Nautilus and elfinly beautiful.

Tiny sparks in infinite numbers leaped from it--like, I thought, the radiant shower of particles hurled out by radium when seen under the microscope.

The green ray leaped forth, spread over the crystal, but before its action could even be begun, a flash of light shot from O'Keefe's hand, his automatic spat and the trembling vase flew into fragments.

I peered through the stone and instantly there leaped into sight, out of thin air--six grinning dwarfs!

Beneath the cube was a curiously shaped, slender cylinder winding down into the lower body of the Nautilus whorl.

Not less than three hundred feet long and half that in depth, from end to end of it ran two huge semi-circular tables, paralleling each other, divided by a wide aisle, and heaped with flowers, with fruits, with viands unknown to me, and glittering with crystal flagons, beakers, goblets of as many hues as the blooms.

Lakla began to pass slowly--almost, I thought, tauntingly--and as she reached the portal Larry leaped from the dais.

Plain now was the reason for his foreknowledge of Lakla's appearance at the feast where Larry had so narrowly escaped Yolara's spells.

The green dwarf leaped toward it, thrust us within, pushed us ahead of him up a steep rocky fissure--well-nigh, indeed, a chimney.

It sprang from the ruddy strand, leaped the crimson tide, and dropped three miles away upon a precip itous, jagged upthrust of rock frowning black from the lac quered depths.

And this smaller arch leaped a pit, an abyss, of which the outer precipices were the rim holding back from the pit the red flood.