Can you meet an object (not a person)? For example, is it allowed to say "I first met The Bible when I was seven years old"? In this case "to meet" would mean "to encounter" or "to get to know". Is it correct?

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    I don't think it's common, but it seems OK. – Barmar Aug 9 '19 at 22:00
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    He never met a cake he didn’t like. – Global Charm Aug 9 '19 at 22:03
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    "Met", in this sense, is used but is not idiomatic except in specific contexts. Many uses of "met" are plays on the old Will Rogers platitude "I never met a man I didn't like." – Hot Licks Aug 9 '19 at 22:10
  • And, as for me, I never metaphor I didn't like! – Hot Licks Aug 9 '19 at 22:25

Parts of the Whole a google book

From a mother who never met a book she didn't read and a father who never met a man he couldn't read like a book.


(Figurative): "And the ground rushed up to meet me suddenly"

Your example is grammatical and correct.

  • A play on Will Rogers. – Hot Licks Aug 9 '19 at 22:11
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    Yes in that jocular tone It works, but in general, “I met a book the other day at the library” just doesn’t work. – Jim Aug 10 '19 at 0:27

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