• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Action-taking (Shak.) resenting an injury by a lawsuit instead of fighting it out like a man of honour
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  • Al Batt
    Al Batt
    “It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.”
  • Les Brown
    “You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.”
  • Les Brown
    “Take action in order to move toward your goals.”
  • Anne Byrhhe
    Anne Byrhhe
    “Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.”
  • Jack Canfield
    Jack Canfield
    “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”


In literature:

Even when we take a pen in our hand and write, these engines which balance and fix the wrist have to be in action all the time.
"A Book of Exposition" by Homer Heath Nugent
In the name of decency I must insist on your taking strong action to end what is a positive scandal.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152. January 17, 1917" by Various
The English subjunctive, like the Latin, is sometimes used in a clause to express the time when an action is to take place.
"An English Grammar" by W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
It is after the marriage of Julie to Wolmar that the action of the story takes the turn which sensible men like Voltaire found laughable.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
Max's first action was to take possession of both, and to set them side by side upon the dressing-table.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Mark determined to take no action until Mr. Ganns came back to Menaggio.
"The Red Redmaynes" by Eden Phillpotts
Action takes place in the sunlight, but the soul works in the dark.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
It is clear that he designed to strike her first before taking any action against Denmark.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Would it not be better, since we are gathered for that purpose, to take decisive action to-day?
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Plenary authority to take any action necessary in emergency was conferred unanimously on the executive.
"Ulster's Stand For Union" by Ronald McNeill
The good actions which we perform in this world take form and meet us in the world to come.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
This temperamental disinclination to take any action which might create difficulties was in these days at its height with him.
"John Redmond's Last Years" by Stephen Gwynn
I urgently recommend that the Congress take early action in this matter.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
President Wilson, having originated the amendment, was the person most qualified to take direct action.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Air swallowing is less common than thigh rubbing, but belongs to the same group of actions and takes place in the same drowsy condition.
"The Nervous Child" by Hector Charles Cameron
That brought matters to a head, and compelled me to take action.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
These magistrates were to take the initiative in debate, to propose measures, and to consider plans of action.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
But in that year the Greek Church pressed him to take action.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
John was not a patient man, and his impatience was apt to take the form of words and actions.
"Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" by Charles Major
We must follow our mouthful of food, and see how this action takes place.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell

In poetry:

God in His infinite wisdom
Did not make me very wise-
So when my actions are stupid
They hardly take God by surprise
"Acceptance" by Langston Hughes
Richard this saying oft had heard,
Until the sight of any bird
Would set his heart a-quaking;
He saw a host of wingëd spies
For ever o'er him in the skies,
Note of his actions taking.
"The Boy And The Skylark" by Charles Lamb
Po. Nay, if you doubt it, I wish it nere might take.
Have I made hell a partie in the action,
And laid such snares, that more then humane force
Cannot withstand my well knit stratagem;
Yet will you still torment me with these doubts?
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

Through this process, stakeholders helped form NOAA's long-term strategy NOAA now seeks suggestions on specific actions the agency needs to take over the next three to five years that will help to achieve this strategy.
For over 50 years, we have had opportunities to get rid of having to pay a toll/tax to use Illinois highways, but we didn't take action.
With physical fitness and weight standards "under close scrutiny," some Marines and sailors are taking drastic action — using liposuction, laxatives and starvation diets in order to meet weight and size requirements.
EPA is taking direct final action to simplify an existing provision in our marine diesel engine program that is intended to encourage owners of Great Lakes steamships to repower those steamships with cleaner marine diesel engines.
We depend upon community leaders to comprehend the seriousness of this fiscal dilemma and take action.
Protesting Congress' action on DC takes focus off mayor's early missteps.
On Friday, a group of MPs stepped up the pressure on the government to take action on travel and subsistence expenses schemes used by some independent contractors.
Montague school officials are waiting for the court system to take action before they do regarding a student-athlete who allegedly sexually assaulted a fellow student at his home over the summer.
What actions do individuals take in preparing for these events.
The Oscar winner stayed in character in between takes and her multiple personality disorder actions were so convincing one concerned onlooker reported Field to the police over concerns she was deranged.
A tuberculosis outbreak at a Brooklyn transit facility has union officials demanding the city take action against it before it continues to spread.
In May 2009, Cronin ruled the city's action constituted an unconstitutional " taking ," meaning the land cannot be used because a government has overburdened the property with regulations.
Columbia, SC – The 12th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks take a break from SEC action to play host to FCS foe Wofford on Saturday afternoon.
The 12th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks take a break from SEC action to play host to FCS foe Wofford on Saturday afternoon.
Take action when your job is tanking .

In science:

Take a unit vector e of V . ˇR is a Cl(V , (·, ·))-module and the Clifford action of e yields an isomorphism between CL ⊕ A and V ⊕ F .
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
Taking an infinitesimal element of U (A), that is u ∈ LieU(A), the action of LieU (A) on H ( noted πs for symmetrized representation) is then πs (u)ψ = (π(u) + J π(u)J −1 )ψ .
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
It has been proposed that for arbitrary N the analogues of the higher-loop diagonal terms should naturally take the form of a supersymmetric Born-Infeld type action (Chepelev and Tseytlin, 1998a, 1998b; Keski-Vakkuri and Kraus, 1998b; Balasubramanian, Gopakumar and Larsen, 1998).
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Now by taking the m → ∞ limit the dominant contributions to path integral come from the critical points of the Hamiltonian, equivalently from the fixed points of S 1 -action.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
Now by taking the m → ∞ limit we see that the dominant contributions to the path integral come from the critical points of the Hamiltonian of the S 1 -action.
Higgs Bundles and Four Manifolds
Locality and Superlocality In many papers on discrete quantum gravity it is assumed apriori that the action takes place on a smooth or piecewise linear manifold of some fixed dimension.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
This is a mathematical and physical advantage since we do no longer have to take care about surface terms in the action functional.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
The proofs of these results are of course different since they must take into account the more general action considered in this section.
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Taking inverse image under Uf −→ π (Uf ) of this local system we obtain a local system on Uf which is P -equivariant for the free P -action on Uf given by right translation, hence it descends to a local system on Uf /P denoted by ˜F .
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
The low energy behaviour is obtained by taking slowly varying configurations of the field on G/H (Goldstone modes) and evaluating the action for these modes.
2d random Dirac fermions: large N approach
Using now the action of A(M ), 3.5 gives u(x) − v(x) + z = u(y ) − v(y ) + z for any z in M , in particular taking z = v(y ) gives ♦.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
The exception happens at higher concentration (p = 1/8), where we believe the intrasegment ferromagnetic coupling and the intersegment antiferromagnetic coupling take actions at about the same temperature regime, leading to a mixed behavior which appears to look like a different Curie behavior.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
Equivariant cohomology will be the derived functor of taking invariants of the C∗ (G) action.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
In a de Rham model of cohomology we are taking forms not just invariant under the G action, but “basic”, having no components in the direction of the G action.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
Hence it is locally finite because RA/Ib is a finite dimensional C-algebra, and the restriction a (M) to a quasi-coherent sheaf on H ′ × {τ } of the Hτ ,ζ -action to Rτ ,ζ takes Ψ• supported on W (s).
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras