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PREPOSITIONS. In with verbs of motion

In, like the kindred preposition on (Chaucer uses "in a hill" for "on a hill"), was used with verbs of motion as well as rest. We still say "he fell in love," "his conduct came in question." “He fell in a kind of familiar friendship with Socrates.” N. P. 192. “Duncane fell in fained communion with Sueno.” HOLINSHED.

“In so profound abysm I throw all care.

“Cast yourself in wonder.

“Sounds of music creep in our ears.

“They who brought me in my master's hate.

“But first I'll turn yon fellow in his grave.” Ib. i. 2. 262; 3. 88. “And throw them in the entrails of a wolf.” Ib. iv. 3. 23. “If ever ye came in hell.” UDALL.

In (for "into") with "enter," Rich. II. ii. 3. 160; Rich. III. v. 3. 227.

Into is conversely sometimes found with verbs of rest implying motion.

“Is all my armour laid into my tent?

“Confin'd into this rock.

“To appear into the world.” MONTAIGNE, 224. And earlier "Hid into three measures of meal."--WICKLIFFE, Luke xiii. 21.

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